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[The Cookie Elf File] 12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #4: Christmas Magic Cookie Bars
December 07, 2014
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12 Days of Easy Christmas Cookies #4 - Christmas Magic Cookie Bars

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Christmas Magic Cookie Bars are a variation of the classic one-pan bar cookie, first debuted in the 1960s and have been immensely popular ever since.

This easy Christmas cookie recipe is stacked in layers, first with a graham cracker crust followed by chocolate chips, nuts, and coconut drenched in sweetened condensed milk. Colored holiday sprinkles give the surface a festive look.

The recipe is made in layers in one pan, requiring little mixing. Even the margarine (or butter) for the crust is melted in the baking pan and combined with the graham cracker crumbs, rather than combined in an extra bowl, saving clean up.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 25-30 minutes
Makes about 24-36 depending on how you cut them

Get the full recipe for Christmas Magic Cookie Bars... and get more ideas for different kinds of bar cookies on The Elf’s Bar Cookies Pinterest Board.

Christmas Cookie Baking Tip : Chill Bar Cookies Before Cutting Them

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Set pan of cooled, baked bars in the refrigerator for an hour before slicing them. The bars will set and chill.

While you’re at it, set your cutting knife in the refrigerator at the same time, too.

A cold knife and chilled cookies will help give you clean, even cuts in bars.

See more helpful baking tips on The Elf’s Baking Tips Pinterest Board .

More Easy Christmas Bar Cookie Recipes from The Elf

Chocolate Mint Layer Bars: Two Fave Flavors Together Christmas Cookie Bars: white chocolate, cranberries, coconut Chocolate Toffee Bars: Easy, Elegant Bar Cookie Recipe Christmas Cookie Pizza: Easy and Fun Bar Cookie in a Circle

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Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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