Christmas Cookies Bars Recipe

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It’s the most wonderful time of the year…with lots and lots of Christmas cookies! Heck, even if you don’t celebrate Christmas, ’tis the season to stuff your face with party food and sweets, right? I love baking Christmas cookies and thought I’d try to come up with a new Christmas Cookies Bars recipe to share with you all!

I started with this Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chip pan cookie recipe and added seasonal M&M’s Christmas Baking Bits and some of those extra cute Nestle Toll House Holiday Morsels . I substituted Crisco for the butter that the original recipe called for and the result was a sweet, chocolaty, moist cookie bar that is sure to be a hit at your holiday party this year!

This easy Christmas Cookie Bars recipe is made with Holiday M&M's and Red and Green Nestle Toll House morsels. They're so fun and so festive!

This is a pretty simple recipe, and I think it will be perfect for making cookie bars throughout the year.

Just change the chocolate chips for regular ones and you can buy any kind of M&M’s – or omit them altogether and just add extra chocolate chips!

This easy Christmas Cookie Bars recipe is made with Holiday M&M's and Red and Green Nestle Toll House morsels. They're so fun and so festive!

Christmas Cookie Bars Recipe

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Christmas Cookies Bars Recipe
 
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Recipe type: Dessert
Serves: 12 bars
Ingredients
  • 2¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ¾ cup Crisco (or you can use butter)
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups Nestle Tollhouse chocolate chips
  • 1 cup M&M's baking bits (they're basically mini M&M's)
Instructions
  1. Preheat your oven to 375. Spray a 13x9 inch baking dish with nonstick cooking spray, then cut a piece of parchment paper to fit inside the dish so that the bottom is completely covered. Spray that with cooking spray too.
  2. Combine the Crisco, vanilla, eggs and sugars and beat until light and creamy.
  3. Add dry ingredients and beat for one minute, or until a thick dough forms.
  4. Stir in chocolate chips and M&M's.
  5. Pour into your baking dish and cook at 375 degrees for 20 minutes.

I hope you like these cookie bars as much as I did!

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Comments

  1. Jennifer Tilson says

    Bar cookies are so under appreciated! All the glamour of cookies with less work. And, these are colorful to boot! They wouldn’t last in our house.

  2. M.Clark says

    These Christmas Cookies Bars look delicious, I can’t wait to try them, I’ll make them with M&Ms and without. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  3. Anne says

    As much as I love cookies (and that is a lot!), I don’t often make them because all that shaping is just too fussy. I love the idea of cookie bars, which I am always more likely to make, and these look so pretty with the Christmas candies. Thank you for the recipe. I’m adding it to my list for holiday baking.

    • Abby says

      Sadly, I agree with the other comment about the greasiness. Just got these out of the oven and they are way too mushy and greasy, definitely inedible. I used butter instead of Crisco, so maybe that’s where it went wrong. They smell great, but didn’t turn out as I hoped :(

  4. Sarah says

    I made these tonight and they turned out awful. All the chocolate chips fell to the bottom. I used butter and it is a greasy mess. I did notice that you say to use a 9×13 pan but you show a 9×9 square pan. I used a 9×13 so maybe that’s where I went wrong.

    • says

      Oh no! I am sorry that it didn’t turn out for you. I showed a 9×9 square pan in my photo, but that is because I used two pans because I made a bigger batch – I made a lot for gifts. I find that butter is more greasy than Crisco but wow, it shouldn’t have been that bad :(

  5. Katie says

    Ive made 2 batches of these already for Christmas. They are a hit with all the cookies we give to friends and family. And I cant stop eating them!!

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