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Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are a fun treat to serve during Christmastime. These soft sugar cookie bars are decorated with Christmas M&M’s, white chocolate chips, and semisweet chocolate chips.

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars stacked on a white plate with a glass of milk in the background.

Ingredients in Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

  • Unsalted butter, softened
  • Granulated sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Eggs
  • Vanilla Extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Christmas M&Ms
  • Chocolate Chips
  • White chocolate chips
  • Christmas sprinkles
Freshly cut sugar cookie bars in a baking pan for Christmas baking.

How to Make Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Whether you’re baking these sugar cookie bars to eat right away or just getting ahead of holiday baking these directions will get you there easily from start to finish.

Preheat the oven and prepare the baking pan – Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper. This will make it easy to release the bars from the baking pan.

Combine the dry ingredients – In a medium size bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.

Combine the wet ingredients – Cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with a handheld mixer or until creamy.

Add in eggs and the vanilla extract and beat until combined.

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars cut and served on an oblong white tray.

Make the sugar cookie dough – Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just incorporated.

Stir in the mix-ins – Gently stir the M&M’s and both kinds of chocolate chips into the cookie dough.

Spread in the pan – Spread the sugar cookie bar dough into the prepared pan by stretching and pressing the cookie dough to the edges of the pan.

Decorate the top – Sprinkle the remaining M&M’s and chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough. Gently press the candies down into the top of the cookie dough. Sprinkle extra Christmas sprinkles onto the dough.

Bake – Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the cookie dough is lightly brown.

Cool – Cool completely on a wire rack before removing it from the baking pan by lifting it out using the parchment paper.

Cut and serve – Once cooled completely, cut into bars.

Three Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars stacked on a white plate next to a jug of milk.

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Can You Freeze Sugar Cookie Bars?

Yes, you can freeze sugar cookie bars! You can either freeze the sugar cookie bar dough to bake later or you can freeze the already-baked Christmas sugar cookie bars.

To freeze the sugar cookie dough, you can spread it out in a 9×13 dish and cover it tightly to freeze. Or, you can freeze the cookie dough in a freezer-safe bag and allow it to thaw so it is easy to spread in the pan. The frozen sugar cookie bar dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

To freeze these Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars allow them to cool completely before removing the baked bars from the baking pan. Once the bars are cooled, slice them into bars and wrap them tightly and freeze them for up to 3 months.

A bite out of a Christmas Sugar Cookie Bar being held by a manicured hand.

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Yield: 15 bars

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars

These Christmas Sugar Cookie Bars are a fun treat to serve during Christmastime. These soft sugar cookie bars are decorated with Christmas M&M's, white chocolate chips, and semisweet chocolate chips.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted butter softened, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla Extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup Christmas M&Ms (reserve 1/4 cup)
  • 1 cup Chocolate Chips (reserve 1/4 cup)2
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate chips (reserve 1/4 cup)
  • 1/4 cup Christmas sprinkles plus some for decorating

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
    2. Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper. This will make it easy to release the bars from the baking pan.
    3. In a medium-sized bowl, combine the all-purpose flour, baking soda, and salt. Set aside.
    4. Cream together the softened butter, granulated sugar, and brown sugar with a handheld mixer or until creamy.
    5. Add in eggs and the vanilla extract and beat until combined.
    6. Slowly stir the dry ingredients into the butter mixture until just incorporated.
    7. Gently stir the M&M's and both kinds of chocolate chips into the cookie dough.
    8. Spread the sugar cookie bar dough into the prepared pan by stretching and pressing the cookie dough to the edges of the pan.
    9. Sprinkle the remaining M&M's and chocolate chips on top of the cookie dough. Gently press the candies down into the top of the cookie dough.
    10. Sprinkle extra Christmas sprinkles onto the dough.
    11. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until the top of the cookie dough is lightly brown.
    12. Cool completely on a wire rack before removing it from the baking pan by lifting it out using the parchment paper.
    13. Once cooled completely, cut into bars.

Notes

The sugar cookie dough can be frozen for up to 3 months.

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Nutrition Information:

Yield:

15

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 404Total Fat: 21gSaturated Fat: 12gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 7gCholesterol: 74mgSodium: 261mgCarbohydrates: 49gFiber: 1gSugar: 28gProtein: 5g

Nutrition calculation is a rough estimate and can vary depending on the cooking technique and the exact ingredients used. For informational purposes only.

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Zhen

Thursday 3rd of November 2022

You had me at the chocolate M&Ms! These are delish!

Ann

Wednesday 2nd of November 2022

I love the idea of making Christmas cookies into bars. Sometimes I run out of time to make a bunch of cookies, and bars are much quicker!

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