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[Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Christmas Cookies #1: Easy Chocolate Mint Layer Bar Cookies -No Mixing!
November 08, 2016
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake homemade cookies.

Last year, many of you asked that we start sending out Christmas cookie recipes sooner. Here we go with Day 1 - a Cookie Elf favorite!

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies

Day 1: Easy Chocolate Mint Layer Bar Cookies: No Mixing. None!

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I love this recipe! Chocolate Mint Layer Bar Cookies are so easy, so festive, so rich, and so quick.

They’re a perfect way to kick off this year’s Christmas cookie baking.

Leave your mixer in the cupboard – you won’t need it. Instead, you simply pour or sprinkle each layer of ingredients into the baking pan, in order. When you’re done, just press down the whole shebang and pop it into the oven.

Prep time: 15 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes, divided
Makes 24-36 bars

Get the full recipe for Chocolate Mint Layer Bar Cookies … and check out our BarCookies Pinterest board for more layer bar cookie ideas.

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Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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