Christmas M&M cookie bars

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I’m excited to share these delicious M&M cookie bars with you today! They are perfect for a cookie exchange or holiday party. Cookie bars have to be one of my favorites. I’ve made so many different versions and this one is delicious! I think I finally have perfected it… just in time for the holidays. ;)  Enjoy!

Christmas M&M cookie bars


  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cubes of butter (12 TB) softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar (packed)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 11 oz bag mini baking M&M’s (save a few to go on top)


  1. 1. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
  2. 2. Mix together in a large bowl: sugar, brown sugar, butter, eggs and vanilla. Mix for about 1 minute, or until fluffy. Then slowly add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients.
  3. 3. Fold in m&m's and then place dough in a 13x9 baking sheet lined with foil. Then place a few M&M's on top.
  4. 4. Bake at 325 for 20-35 minutes (depending on oven), or until a toothpick comes clean.
  5. (Optional) For glaze: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar + 1 TB milk and drizzle over cookies once cooled.



For more Christmas ideas make sure to check  out this post HERE. I hope you all have a Happy Holidays!

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Jamielyn Nye

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