cookie bar

M&M cookie bar

M&M cookie bar

Difficulty: Easy

Time: 20 minutes plus 10 minutes baking

Serves: 20

We had a cake sale at Lewis’ playgroup and very little time to make anything for it so I decided to try an M&M cookie bar (or chocolate chip cookie bar). They’re quick and easy to make as the dough all gets mixed in one bowl and then rather than having to form each individual cookie, you make it like a tray bake and cut the cookies after it’s baked.

They worked a treat, and went down really well at the bake sale (I think the M&Ms on top definitely helped!) so the next time you have to bake something for a school bake sale, why not try these?!

Ingredients

200g butter (softened)
300g soft brown sugar
2 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
350g self raising flour
2 150g packets of M&Ms

How to make the cookie bar

Preheat the oven to 180C / 170C Fan /325F and line a 30cm x 20cm baking tray with baking paper.

Mix the butter and sugar

Get your children to weigh the butter (200g) and sugar (300g) and add them to a large mixing bowl or freestanding mixer.

Beat them together using an electric whisk or the paddle attachment of your mixer until they are light and fluffy.



Add the eggs and vanilla extract

Get your kids to crack the eggs into a bowl. We usually break the eggs into a small bowl and have a separate small bowl for the shell, that way we tend to avoid getting shell in our mixture. Add the egg to your mixing bowl, along with the tsp of vanilla extract.

Mix together until everything is well combined.

Add the flour

Weigh the flour (350g), then add to your mixing bowl. Stir it together again until it is well mixed.

 

Add the M&Ms

Remove the bowl from your mixer if you’re using one then get your child to pour in the M&Ms. Stir together using a wooden spoon so they’re well dispersed.

Make the cookie bar

Pour the cookie mixture into your baking tray. Using a knife or the back of a spoon spread the dough out across your tray. If you need to, dip your spoon/kinfe in water to stop the mixture sticking to it.

Get your little ones to add some more M&Ms over the top of your cookie bar.

 

Bake the M&M cookie bar

Bake the cookie bar for 10-15 minutes. They’re ready when the cookie bar has started to turn golden brown and isn’t too gooey in the middle. (Ours was a little bit over baked, so bake yours until it’s less brown than ours!.)

Remove from the oven and leave to cool.

Once it’s cool, cut the cookie bar into 20 or so pieces.

Chocolate chip cookie bar

M&M or chocolate chip cookie bars are the perfect bake sale treat kids will love. Soft chewy cookies that are quick and easy to make, with so need to chill the dough or form individual cookies.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: chocolate, cookie
Servings: 20

Ingredients

  • 200 g butter softened
  • 300 g soft brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 350 g self raising flour
  • 2x 150g packets of M&Ms or chocolate chips

Instructions

Pre-heat your oven to 180C/170C Fan / 325F and line a 20x30cm baking tray with baking paper

    Mix the butter and sugar

    • Weigh the butter and sugar and add to a large bowl or free standing mixer. Beat them together with an electric mixer or the paddle/k attachment of your mixer until they are light and fluffy.

    Add the eggs and vanilla extract

    • Add both the eggs and vanilla extract to your mixing bowl and beat it together until everything is combined. .

    Add the flour and chocolate chips or M&Ms

    • Weigh the flour and it along with half the chocolate chips (or M&Ms) to your cookie batter. Mix everything together using a wooden spoon until it is full mixed.

    Make the cookie bar

    • Pour the cookie batter into your prepared tin and press it down with the back of a spoon or knife. Decorate the top with the remaining M&Ms or chocolate chips.

    Bake the cookie bar

    • Bake the cookie bar in the oven for 10-15 minutes. It's ready when the cookie bar has started to turn golden brown and is still a little soft in the middle. Remove it from the oven and leave to cool before slicing it into pieces.

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