Elaborate, made-from-scratch cookies are fantastic. Of course! However, time is an issue for most people, and particularly so during the holidays. This cookie bar recipe is a prefect compromise for time and homemade appeal.
They tastes great and are fun to eat. Kids love them. They have a sugar-cookie taste; they’re like something you would expect from a bakery. Really!
You only need three ingredients! (Hooray!)
1 box of Funfetti Cake Mix
1/3 cup vegetable oil
Combine the ingredients in a mixing bowl and stir.
Drop dough into a baking dish, press batter/dough down evenly, spreading across the entire area of the dish. I urge you to use parchment paper to cover your dish before baking, it makes life easier.
I used a 9×9 square baking dish. I spread parchment paper over it, pressing it in and around, covering the entire bottom and sides. Then I poured the batter/dough into it.
Bake in oven at 375 degrees for about 20-23 minutes.
After they baked and had cooled down some, I simply lifted the sides of the parchment paper and bars out of the baking dish and set, cookie bars intact, onto a cutting board. It was super easy to lift the paper and bars out in one motion. The baking dish looked clean as could be.
I cut the bars into squares over the parchment paper on the cutting board. Then served them on a plate.
These bars are the lazy baker’s dream (yes, I would know). You could decorate them with icing and sprinkles, which would be cute. For me, less is more with this dessert. I leave the bars plain, and just let the red and green specks be enough. Which they are.
This recipe is so practical. Perfect for making with kids. Perfect for pitch-ins and holiday gatherings. Quick, easy, inexpensive and (almost) homemade. *wink, wink*
Want some more cookie recipes to try?