If you are needing a treat for your child's classroom or for any family gathering this Valentine's day, these Valentine M&M Cookie Bars are perfect.
2 ¼ cups All-Purpose Flour
½ teaspoon Baking Soda
½ teaspoon Salt
2 sticks Unsalted Butter (softened)
½ cup Sugar
1 cup Light Brown Sugar
1 large Egg, plus 1 large Egg Yolk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
1 cup M&M’s, plus additional
2/3 cup M&M’s (for topping)
Non-Stick Cooking Spray
Spray a 9x13 inch pan with cooking spray, set aside. In a large mixing cup, combine all-purpose flour, baking soda and salt, stir together with a fork. Sift into a mixing bowl. Place butter in a large mixing bowl. Beat butter while slowly adding sugar. Beat in light brown sugar. Beat in egg and egg yolk. Beat in vanilla extract. Stir in 1 cup M&M’s and blend together with your hands, then press evenly into pan. Sprinkle the additional 2/3 cup M&M’s on top. Bake in a preheated oven at 325 degrees on the 3rd rack for 24 minutes. Remove, let cool completely and cut into bars.
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