These are so good! To keep my hands from getting dough all over them, I used waxed paper to flatten the dough into the pan. This made it so much easier! The only problem I had with these bars was getting them out of the pan. I let them cool completely by putting them in the fridge, but for some reason, they did not want to come out of the pan. I will use a different pan next time.
We added a little less butter, and left the crushed peppermint out of the batter, but still put it on top.
Supurb! To tame the stickiness, flour your hands real good and mush the dough in the pan. Not to worry, no one will see the flour after baking and the chocolate has melted. These are amazing. My boss just went to 7th heaven after having one. THIS WAS AMAAAZING!!!!!!! so delicious!
M&M'S Christmas Cookie Bars
Prep Time: 15 minutes Cook Time: 35 minutes Total Time: 50 minutes INGREDIENTS 2 sticks of butter, at room temperature 1 cup of granulated sugar 1 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar 3 large eggs 1 1/2 teaspoons of pure vanilla extract 3 cups of all-purpose flour 3/4 teaspoon of baking soda 3/4 teaspoon of salt 1 1/2 cups of Christmas M&M's , plus more for topping 1 cup of mini chocolate chips, plus more for topping 1/2 cup of white chocolate chips INSTRUCTIONS
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Line a 9x13 baking dish with foil, leave some overhang to make removal easier.
Spray foil generously with nonstick cooking spray.
In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar together until fluffy.
Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.
Lower speed of mixer and add flour, baking soda and salt and mix until combined.
Add M&M's and mini chocolate chips and give a final stir, reserving some M&M's, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips for topping cookie bars.
Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.
Press additional M&M'S, mini chocolate chips and white chocolate chips into top of cookie dough.
Bake 35 to 40 minutes on oven rack in lower third of oven to prevent over browning.