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Peppermint Bar Cookies

Candy Cane Bar Cookies

Candy Cane Bar Cookies combine the peppermint essence of the Holiday season with chocolate in a delicious cookie. Candy Cane Bar Cookies are buttery cookies filled with chocolate chips and crushed candy canes topped with melted chocolate and crushed candy canes. Major Holiday yum!!!Peppermint Bar Cookies


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Chocolate Chip Shortbread

It’s Thursday so I am going to Throw it Way back to a post from 2011. When I first posted these Chocolate Chip Shortbread cookies were my go to cookie but shortly after I originally posted I stopped making them. Not really sure why but I honestly don’t remember the last time I made these cookies, I’m guessing last Christmas. With the Holidays fast approaching I want to start making cookies so I’m prepared and these seemed like the perfect ones to start with, not holiday specific and they freeze and thaw well (do you freeze your cookies? It’s a great way to control your cookie intake, when you are making lunch or dinner take out a cookie or 2 for a sweet treat after you eat, they will defrost while you are eating. Plus having cookies in the freezer means you will never be unprepared for an unexpected guest.)Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bar Cookies Continue reading Chocolate Chip Shortbread

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bar Cookies

Oatmeal Chocolate Peanut Butter Bars

Its November … Days are getting shorter & it’s getting dark much too early and even though it’s still warm in Tennessee my thoughts are going to nights by the fire and cookies! I LOVE cookies but I’ve been trying to be good and not make them very often (self protection so I don’t eat the whole batch taste testing them) but it’s November and that means thanksgiving and family and Christmas so of course you have to have cookies! So with my mind heading in that direction I got weak… I mean what could I do, I dreamt about the flavors in these cookies so I HAD to make them!

oatmeal chocolate peanut butter bars

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Chocolate Chip Shortbread


These are the cookies that I whip up whenever cookies are required and I am pressed for time.  These are the cookies my daughter requests when she has to take cookies somewhere.  These are the cookies that her friends beg for.  These are the cookies that disappear at supersonic speed.  Last time her boyfriend ate them he texted me how wonderful they were.  Do you get the idea?  These are REALLY good!!!!


Did I add that they are REALLY easy to make too?  Only the most basic ingredients: butter, sugar, vanilla, flour, and of course chocolate chips.  The cookies themselves are buttery and chocolatey, and really you want more than 1 once you start eating them.  Enjoy!!!!!


Cookie tray is starting to look better.


Chocolate Chip Shortbread Bars


1 cup butter, softened
½ cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
1 cup chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350.
Grease a 13×9 pan

Beat butter and sugar until fluffy.
Add vanilla extract.
Mix in flour.
Add chocolate chips.

Spread in prepared pan.

Bake 18-20 minutes

Makes 24 bars