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DIY Christmas Gift

Sometimes a DIY Christmas Gift is better than actually purchasing one! This one is a quick and easy DIY and it’s also a great option for a last minute gift or a hostess gift.  Here are M&M Christmas Cookie Bars in a jar. We actually make this every year and it’s one of our favorite recipes (it’s also so easy to make).  Just a heads up that the usual recipes call for white chocolate chips, but I find it a little too rich — so I usually nix them.  Feel free to add a handful though!

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INGREDIENTS:

In mason jar:

  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup of firmly packed golden brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon of baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 cup of Christmas M&M’s

Note: make sure to pack the brown sugar down against the mason jar, on top of the flour, salt, & baking soda, so that the sugar on top doesn’t slide down the jar (it happened slightly in the photo!). It’ll make the jar look more ‘layered’.

Add in:

  • 1 large egg
  • 1 tbsp of pure vanilla extract
  • 1 stick of butter, room temp

recipe yields ~12 bars, depending on how you cut them!

DIRECTIONS:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a baking dish with parchment paper, leave some overhang to make removal easier.
  3. Mix butter, sugar, and brown sugar together.
  4. Add in eggs and vanilla extract and continue to beat.
  5. Add in flour, baking soda, salt, and mix.
  6. Fold in M&M’s, reserving some M&M’s for topping cookie bars.
  7. Transfer cookie dough to prepared baking dish.
  8. Press additional M&M’S into top of cookie dough.
  9. Bake 35 to 40 minutes or until golden.
  10. Once finished, let bars cool and then cut.

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I added a cute little ribbon to the mason jar with a recipe card that explains how to make them! You can tie the recipe card on it or use it as a holiday card.

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Here is a free printable! Hole punch a hole in the corner and slide the ribbon in it around the mason jar!

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  1. Hannah says:

    Can you publish the recipe card as a free printable?? Thank you for sharing!!

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