My sister Marabeth and her girlfriends are always getting together to do fun and creative activities. I’m having serious FOMO from their latest get-together, where they did a sweet twist on an ordinary potluck. The hostess had sugar cookie dough on hand and asked everyone to bring their favorite cookie ingredients. Together they made combinations of cookies to enjoy warm out of the oven and package-up for friends and family. What ingredient would you bring to this party? I’m partial to the holiday M&Ms…
I’ll let Marabeth tell you how they made their delicious “Christmas Bars.” Let me know if you try them at home!
My girlfriends and I had so much fun making these simple Christmas Bars! We had everyone bring their favorite cookie ingredients to make a fun new creation together and share! It was a blast!! I bought my sugar cookie mix already packaged, but if you want to make yours from scratch I’ve included a recipe below. We added white chocolate chips and M&M’s. It was so super easy — and even more fun!
Basic Sugar Cookie Recipe:
• 1 1/2 cups of softened butter
• 2 cups of white sugar
• 4 eggs
• 1 tsp vanilla extract
• 5 cups all-purpose flour
• 2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
If you’re making the cookies from scratch, you’ll take a large bowl and cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt. Now for the fun part: add in any fun ingredient that you want. You can use white chocolate chips and M&Ms like we did, or you can come up with your own creation — just use your imagination!
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Roll out the dough on a floured surface and cut into shapes with any cookie cutter. Place cookies at least 1″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Or, you can do what we did and make them in a 9×12 baking dish and cut into squares. You really can’t go wrong!
Bake 6 to 8 minutes (or if they’re in a dish, until a toothpick comes out clean when inserted into the middle) in preheated oven. Cool completely — or dig in while they’re still warm!