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M&M® Cookie Bars

These are fun and they taste great! You could make them with the pink, red and white M&Ms for Valentine’s Day.


6 T. Butter or margarine
1/2 C. Brown sugar
1/4 C. Sugar
1 Egg
1 t. Vanilla
1/4 t. Salt
1/2 t. Baking soda
1-1/4 C. Flour
1 C. plain M&M’s®, divided

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Spray an 8×8 baking pan with cooking spray or grease with butter.

Using a mixer, cream butter and sugars. Add egg and vanilla.  Beat until thoroughly mixed. Add salt and baking soda. Mix until combined. Add flour. Beat until mixed. Add 1/2 cup of M&M’s® and mix by hand. Turn the batter into the prepared pan smoothing it with a spatula. Sprinkle remaining M&M’s® on top and slightly press into the dough.

Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until the top is a light golden brown, slighly firm to the touch and the cookie starts to pull away from the sides of the pan. Remove from oven and cool completely. Slice into 16 squares and serve.

A double recipe can be baked in a 9×13 pan.