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[12 Days of Christmas Cookies] Days 11 & 12: Quick Cookies! Everything Layer Bars, Crock Pot Candy
December 24, 2019
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File! It’s that time of year when we send you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to give you easy ways to bake 12 days of Christmas cookies.

This year, we’re sending you two recipes in each email to cut down on the mail in your inbox. Bookmark or pin these recipes so you can use them in your holiday baking.

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12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 11: 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

Get the full Everything Layer Bar Cookies recipe… and check out our Bar Cookies Pinterest board for more easy bar cookie recipes.

12 Days of Christmas Cookies, Day 12: Crock Pot Candy - Easy No-Bake Recipe to Make at the Last Minute

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Not really a cookie, but it’s cut like one! Crock Pot Candy is mixed together in (you guessed it!) your crock pot.

You leave it and forget it for about an hour. Then come back, stir it, let it cook for a few minutes more, pour it, let it set … and voila, you have an a-m-a-z-i-n-g confection.It’s a super easy recipe (your 6-year-old can make it) and yields a LOT.

That’s one reason it’s a good one to use to make gifts for teachers, neighbors, family members or to take to a party as a dish to pass.

Because if you make it and keep it, you’ll probably eat it all yourself.

Prep time: 5 minutes
Bake time: 70 minutes
Makes about 60-120 pieces

Get the full Crock Pot Candy recipe… and check out our No-Bake Cookies Pinterest board for more easy no-bake cookie recipes you can make for Christmas.

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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