A Cookie Bar Like You've Never Seen!

A Cookie Bar Like You've Never Seen!

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Set up a cookie bar for the holidays–it’s a unique take on your next cocktail hour! Just form a line at the Cookie Bar! Prepare your favorite sugar cookie recipe (or use ours), add frostings and your choice of decorative elements, then pull up a seat and enjoy! It’s your personal hand crafted, small batch, sit-down-at-the-bar event for the holidays.


This is a basic recipe that can be modified through your choice of sugars and flavorings. For a Cookie Bar, make your basic cookie recipe several times, using different flavorings, and label them for your guests. Make at least one batch of the chocolate sugar cookie! Then, make at least three different flavors of frosting and set them all out in fun containers (martini glasses, for example) with spreading knives and lots of napkins for your guests! Don't forget the coffee and hot chocolate, too.


  • Basic cookie recipe:
  • 4 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar (brown or granulated, depending on cookie type you want)
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 sticks butter
  • 1 t. baking soda
  • 1 t. baking powder
  • 1 T. extract (anything you like, depending on flavor you want)
  • pinch of salt
  • Decorations: gumdrops, M&Ms, cinnamon candies, colored sanding sugars, etc.
  • Note: For a chocolate cookie, add 5 T. cocoa and 3 T. hazelnut liquor or Frangelico
  • For Icing:
  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 lb. powdered sugar
  • 6 T. buttermilk OR 6 T. crème de menthe OR 6 T. Kahlua (any similar amount of flavoring)
  • food coloring as desired


  • 1 Mix all ingredients together for the basic cookie recipe.
  • 2 Roll out and cut into festive shapes.
  • 3 Place on parchment on a cookie sheet.
  • 4 Bake at 350 degrees for 8-10 minutes, depending on type of sugar used.
  • 5 For frosting, mix 1 stick butter and 1 pound of powered sugar together, adding your choice of flavoring and/or food coloring.
  • 6 Set cooled cookies and frostings out and let your guests decorate their own!


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