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Christmas Cookie Bars

  • Author: Jen


These Christmas Cookie Bars are sure to be a crowd pleaser!



For the crust:

  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp almond extract

For chocolate filling:

  • 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 2/3 cup milk
  • 1 cup slivered almond or chopped walnuts
  • 1 cup red and green mini M&M’s


  1. Grease 9×13 pan with shortening or use non-stick cooking spray (set aside)
  2. Mix together flour, sugar, and baking powder, set aside
  3. Cut butter into small pieces
  4. With mixer beat on low speed blend butter, eggs and almond extract 
  5. Mix together, until just combined do not over mix
  6. Add 2/3 of flour mixture and gently press down the mixture into bottom of prepared 9×13 pan

For Filling

  1. Add cream cheese, chocolate chips, and milk in a microwave safe bowl
  2. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until completely mixed
  3. Add nuts and pour chocolate filling over prepared crust
  4. Sprinkle remaining crust mixture evenly over the top
  5. Sprinkle M&M on the top and gently press down into crumb mixture
  6. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes, let cool and cut into small squares


Store in Refrigerator.