Happy Easter! I love making cookies, but I have found a new way to make them. Turn them into a bars instead! I can’t believe I’ve never really tried this method before until now. I know it’s been around awhile too. One thing I don’t like about making cookies is all the different batches you have to bake in the oven. These cookie bars just go in there once and they’re all done together. Cut them up into fancy shapes or sizes, and use different colored M&M’s for each Holiday. They’re so good!
This weekend I went shopping and picked up a few bacon items. I got bacon bandages and lip balm. Lip balm is kind of strange if it has a bacon flavor to it. I don’t know if I like it as much.
I also picked up some egg rings. I’ve been looking around for them and found a set of 4 at Williams Sonoma. Now I can make my own egg sandwiches. I told my family I liked having the Jimmy Dean D-Light egg sandwiches for breakfast and they freaked out and said “Do you know how bad for you those are? They are so processed.” My response was f-you. That is pretty much the only processed thing I eat. I do love those sandwiches, and now I can make my own.
Recipe from Fearless Homemaker
2 1/8 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
12 tablespoons unsalted butter (1 1/2 sticks), softened
1 cup brown sugar, lightly packed
1/2 cup white sugar
1 large egg
1 large egg yolk
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 12oz bag M&M’s, divided
preheat the oven to 325 degrees. adjust the oven rack to lower-middle position. grease a 9×13 pan + set aside.
in a medium sized bowl, whisk together the flour, salt, + baking soda; set aside.
in a large bowl, beat the butter + sugars until light + fluffy. add the egg, egg yolk, + vanilla + mix well. using a rubber spatula, fold the dry ingredients into the egg mixture until just combined; do not overmix. fold in 1 cup of M&M’s + turn the batter into the prepared pan, smoothing the top with the spatula. sprinkle the remaining M&M’s on top + press in slightly.
bake 25-30 minutes, until the top of the bars is light golden brown, slightly firm to the touch, + edges start pulling away from sides of pan. cool completely before cutting.