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Candy Cane Cookie Bars - Put those Christmas candies to a great use with these Cookie Bars dotted with candy cane bits. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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Candy Cane Cookie Bars - Put those Christmas candies to a great use with these Cookie Bars dotted with candy cane bits. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

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Candy Cane Cookie Bars - Put those Christmas candies to a great use with these Cookie Bars dotted with candy cane bits. Get the recipe from Cosmopolitan Cornbread.

Candy Cane Cookie Bars

Constance Smith – Cosmopolitan Cornbread
Put those Christmas candies to a great use with these Cookie Bars dotted with candy cane bits.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 25 mins
Total Time 35 mins
Course Cookies and Bars, Sweets, Treats & Desserts
Cuisine American
Servings 24
Calories 167 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 1 c butter, unsalted, room temperature
  • 2/3 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp peppermint extract, or flavoring
  • 2 c all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 c milk
  • 6 standard candy canes, crushed (about 1/3 c)
  • powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions
 

  • To begin, preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • Grease and flour a 9 x 13 inch baking dish. (Or spray with baking spray.) Set it aside for now.
  • In your mixing bowl, beat together the butter and sugar until they are pale and fluffy.
  • Add in the egg, vanilla and peppermint extract. Beat again for just a minute.
  • Add in half of the flour, mix in well.
  • Mix in the milk.
  • Add in the rest of the flour and mix well. Be sure to scrape the bowl with a rubber spatula to incorporate all of the ingredients.
  • Stir in the crushed candy canes. Your dough will be very stiff.
  • Spread the mixture evenly into your baking dish.
  • HINT: Press the dough down with clean, damp hands. This will allow you to handle the dough without it sticking to you. Alternatively, placing your hand inside a plastic sandwich bag also works.
  • Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the cookie is done the middle and very lightly golden around the edges.
  • Cool completely.
  • Sprinkle the top with a dusting of powdered sugar, and cut into bars.
  • Enjoy!

Nutrition

Serving: 1cCalories: 167kcalCarbohydrates: 22gProtein: 2gFat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gPolyunsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 28mgSodium: 8mgSugar: 13g

Nutritional information is auto-generated and the accuracy is not guaranteed.

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