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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 2: Everything Layer Bar Cookies
December 03, 2015
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Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes, cookie trivia, offers, and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake 12 days of homemade Christmas cookies.

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Feature: Day 2 - Everything Layer Bar Cookies: Easy Christmas Cookie Recipe for Kids and Families

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Everything Layer Bar Cookies are an easy bar cookie recipe – and they are always a favorite.

Perfect for one of this year’s 12 Days of Christmas Cookies!

Much like Magic Bars, you make these cookies in layers. But this recipe has a twist. You bake the bottom layer first. Once it has set, you remove the baking pan from the oven and add the other layers.

And we all know from the name of the recipe that the toppings include all the good stuff in your baking pantry: chocolate, nuts, and dried fruit.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 40 minutes, divided
Makes 35 bars

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More Easy Layer Bar Cookies for Christmas

Chocolate Mint Layer Bar Cookies: Perfect at the Holidays Raisin Bar Cookies: Easy Cookie Recipe and Comfort Food Viennese Walnut Bars: Elegant, Easy, Rich Christmas Magic Bar Cookies: Easy Holiday Cookie Variation

That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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