Classroom Christmas parties, family get togethers, dessert for Advent service soup suppers…..the Christmas commitment list goes on and on, doesn’t it? I find that when I make a dish that turns out to be easy and yummy, it becomes my go to for everything during a season. That is the case with these Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookie Bars. The one thing I love about them is they are made from ingredients I already have on hand all the time. Second, it makes a lot of bars, and they end up looking festive without being time consuming. You need to put these on your Christmas baking rotation!
Chocolate Chip Christmas Cookie Bars Ingredients:
2 sticks of butter, softened
1 cup of sugar
1 cup of packed brown sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
3 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 teaspoons baking soda
3/4 teaspoons salt
1 bag of Christmas M&Ms
1 cup chocolate chips
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees, and spray a 9×13 baking dish with cooking spray. Set aside.
In your stand mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter, sugar, and brown sugar until nice and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla and continue to mix well at medium speed.
Lower the speed, and add the flour, salt, and baking soda. The batter will be very thick, like cookie dough.
Add 1 1/2 cups of M&Ms and the chocolate chips. Mix them in slightly.
Spoon the cookie dough into the prepared pan. To spread it, I sprayed wax paper with cooking spray, and used that to push it around the pan and spread it out.
Top with additional M&Ms. Bake at 350 for for 35-40 minutes. Once they have cooled completely, cut and serve.
Will you be adding these to your Christmas baking list? I hope so!