BISCOFF Cookie Bars!

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Cookie butter…. I didn’t even know it existed!! But boy am I glad this stuff is now in my life 🙂 I saw a recipe that used the stuff and I was like, “what’s that?!” Obviously it sounds amazing, so I thought I would try it! You can find it in your grocery store in the peanut butter aisle. My local Target had it and I was so happy! These cookie bars are the perfect Halloween treat because you can cut them big or small for larger groups or parties, and they aren’t scary! A little drizzle of melted white chocolate and you are good to go. This recipe is so simple and you don’t need a lot of ingredients. So here we go!

What you will need:

13 x 9 inch bake dish sprayed with non-stick spray

1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup cookie butter (I used Lotus Biscoff)
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 large egg
1/2 cup white chocolate chips + 3 tablespoons for the drizzle

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, stir together cookie mix, butter, cookie butter, cinnamon and egg until combined. Stir in 1/2 cup chocolate chips. Spread batter evenly into prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. Allow to cool on a wire rack about 20 minutes before making the drizzle.

In a microwave safe bowl, place 3 tablespoons of white chocolate chips. Microwave for 30 seconds, stir, 20 seconds, stir until melted. Place in a small ziplock bag with a corner cut off and drizzle over cookie bars. Allow to cool before cutting and serving.

Store covered at room temp. Enjoy!

Halloween Candy Cookie Bars


Halloween was a week ago but I bet you still have tons of candy left over! Last year I made candy cookies, this year, I simplified it and made cookie bars! Much quicker to make than individual cookies but tastes just as good 🙂 So grab that candy bowl and let’s get baking…

What you will need: 

9 inch square bake pan, greased
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
Dash of salt
1 cup unsalted butter at room temp
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 cup brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Chocolate Halloween candy. About 1 cup. We used Reece’s pieces, snickers, butterfingers and M&M’s but use what you have! And cut the bars to smaller pieces.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. 

In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat butter and both sugars until creamy and smooth. Add in the eggs and vanilla and beat until incorporated. Stir in flour mixture until just combined. Stir in candy.

Pour batter into prepared pan and spread evenly and smooth the top. Bake for about 30 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before cutting and digging in! Store covered at room temperature. Enjoy!

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Pumpkin Nutella Cookie Bars

Heavenly. That’s the perfect word to describe these bad boys. The absolute perfect fall dessert! I mean… who doesn’t love Nutella?! And they are not very difficult to make. So come on! Put on your aprons and start your ovens…

What you will need: 

9 x 9 inch square baking pan lined with foil and sprayed with a non-stick spray

1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
Dash of salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 cup Nutella

Preheat oven to 350 degrees fahrenheit. In a large bowl, whisk together, flour, spices, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In another bowl, beat melted butter, pumpkin, both sugars, egg yolk and vanilla until well blended. Add in the flour and beat until combined.

Press half of the batter at the bottom of the prepared pan with your fingers. Tip: Spray your fingers with the non-stick spray so the dough doesn’t stick to your hands. The dough should only cover the bottom. Bake for 8 minutes.

Place the Nutella in a microwave safe bowl and heat until pourable. 20 seconds is what I did. Evenly spread the Nutella over the partially baked cookie dough. Dollop the rest of the cookie dough over that and spread as evenly as you can. Bake for another 17 minutes. Let cool completely on a  wire rack before slicing. Enjoy!
  

Store in an airtight container.

Mini M&M Cookie Bars

Colorful and mini. Perfect for a 1 year olds birthday party, right?! I made these cookie bars just for that reason. Really easy and delicious. So, trying not to eat all the M&M’s… let’s go make some cookie bars!

What you will need:

9 x 13 inch baking pan

2 cups + 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 cup unsalted butter at room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 12 ounce bag mini m&m’s divided

Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. Grease and line your pan with parchment paper with the edges hanging over the sides.

In a bowl, whisk together flour, salt and baking soda. Set aside. In a large bowl (or bowl of your electric mixer), beat the butter and both sugars until creamy. Add the eggs and vanilla and mix well. Slowly add the dry ingredients and mix until combined. Gently fold in 1 cup of the m&m’s.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared pan. I found it easiest to use my hands. Sprinkle the remaining m&m’s evenly on top. Bake for 20-25 minutes, until the bars are lightly golden brown on top. Let cool completely before removing from pan and cutting. Enjoy!

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