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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 7: Fruit Bars – Dates, Nuts, and More
December 15, 2015
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

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 7 - Fruit Bars: Dates, Nuts, and Other Good Stuff

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Fruit Bars are filled with homey spices, dates, and walnuts … a perfect holiday cookie.

It’s unique in that it is both a rolled cookie and a bar cookie. The chilled dough is rolled into logs. Then after baking, it is sliced into bars.

They’re a terrific Christmas cookie recipe not only because they are delicious, but for their unusual shape. Fruit Bars are different from cut-outs, rolled balls, press cookies, and even traditional bar cookies because they are oblong. They add interest (and flavor) to a Christmas cookie tray.

In addition, this recipe makes a LOT of cookies. So if you’re baking for a crowd, for a party, or for a cookie exchange, use this recipe to finish up quickly.

Prep time: 30 minutes
Bake time: 15-18 minutes
Makes about 8-10 dozen sliced cookies

Get the full Fruit Bars recipe … and check out our Bar Cookies Pinterest board for more easy bar cookie recipes you can make for Christmas.

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To Help You Make the Cookies In This Issue

In case you don’t have these in your kitchen already, here is some gear you need to make the recipes in this issue!

KitchenAid 5-Speed Ultra Power Hand Mixer Ekco Wood Rolling Pin

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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