M&M Cookie Bars

I am so excited to introduce you to today’s first Cookie Exchange Blogger, Jamielyn from I Heart Nap Time. Jamielyn has become a good friend of mine through blogging. We met at a conference last year and roomed together at another conference after that.  This girl is incredible and not only is her blog amazing, but she is such an awesome person, too!

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Hi there! I’m Jamielyn from iheartnaptime.net and I’m SO excited to be here today. Over at my place you can find yummy recipes, holiday crafts and DIY Projects and I’m excited to share a recipe here with you. I absolutely adore Nikki and her fabulous blog. Isn’t she great?! I’m pretty sure I gain 5 pounds every time I visit. ;)

Cookie bars have to be one of my favorites. I’ve made so many different versions and this one has to be my favorite. I think I finally have perfected it… just in time for the holidays. ;) I’m excited to share my recipe with you.

M&M Cookie Bars

M & M Cookie Bars from I Heart Nap Time at www.chef-in-training.com ... These make the perfect treat for any holiday party and also make great neighbor gifts! #cookie #recipe

By Chef in Training Published: November 13, 2012

    These make the perfect treat for any holiday party and also make great neighbor gifts!

    Ingredients

    Instructions

    1. Combine flour, baking soda and baking powder in a medium sized bowl and set aside.
    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. 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. Bake at 325 for 20 minutes, or until a toothpick comes clean.
    5. (Optional) For glaze: Combine 1 cup powdered sugar + 1 TB milk and drizzle over cookies once cooled.

    Enjoy!

    For more Christmas ideas make sure to check out this post HERE.
    I hope you all have a Happy Holidays! Thanks so much Nikki for having me.

    Thanks so much Jamielyn for being here today to share such a great recipe with us! If you haven’t yet, you need to check out I Heart Nap Time!
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    1. Lisa Griffith

      I made these tonight for a cookie exchange and I hate to say it, but I am embarrassed to bring these. I followed the recipe to a T and they are not good. Very bland. I made my husband and daughter try them also and they both agreed with me. Not sure what would make them better, maybe more vanilla or all brown sugar, but I won’t be making them again.

    2. Leah

      I have to agree with a previous commenter…..these looked so nice and I loved that they used ingredients I already had on hand and were super easy to throw together; unfortunately, the finished product was rather bland. I may make these again with a few changes and see if I can remedy that. Thanks for sharing this recipe! :)

    3. georgia

      So Good!! Made these tonight to bring to my boyfriend’s family Christmas and had to hide them from my roommates so I still had some to bring!! Awesomely easy and taste amazing!