Belly Up to the Cookie Bars, Santa!

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Belly Up to the Cookie Bars, Santa!

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Belly Up to the Cookie Bars, Santa!


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When we talked about doing a “12 Days of Christmas” series of “Bar Cookies” our staff had varying reactions—but many were similar to the one who said, “You mean brownies? Because brownies aren’t cookies.”

And thus began the debate. It’s the same kind of debate we have around whether gummy-style treats are candy, versus REAL candy that includes some version of chocolate filling or coating!

This one was enhanced as the puns began, of course. It was “Katie, BAR the door,” and “these will be the best cookies, bar none,” and “Belly up to the Cookie Bar, boys!” We’ll spare you some of the others . . .

The point is, dessert bars find themselves lumped into the same category as Christmas cookies this time of year. As we bake our share of decorated sugar cookies and classic chocolate chip cookies we also like to bring out our favorite mint bars and raspberry filled oatmeal bars. So, this year, we decided to devote a little of our online space and bring those recipes to you. Here’s the list, so check them all out for yourself!

The 12 Days of BAR Cookies are here!

Molasses Turtle Bars

Sugared Dates and Apple Bars

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Bars

Lemon Cookie Bars

Black Walnut Brownie Bars

Chewy Noels

Grandma Nehmer’s Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Chocolate Mint Bars

Strawberry Cookie Bars

Sour Cherry Almond Bars

Coconut Bars

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