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Loaded Sugar Cookie Bars

Sugar cookie bar crammed full with M&Ms, chocolate and butterscotch chips, along with pistachios. So sweet and so good.
Prep Time2 hrs 20 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time2 hrs 40 mins
Course: bar cookie
Servings: 20 squares
Author: Ellen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup white sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 egg
  • 1 TBS milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 5/8 cup white flour
  • 1 1/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/2 cup pistachio nuts (shelled and chopped crudely)
  • 1 cup cherry M&Ms

Instructions

  • Cream together the sugar and butter in a medium bowl
  • Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix in
  • In another bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt
  • Add the flour mixture to the sugar/butter mixture and stir in
  • With your hands form a ball with the dough, wrap in plastic wrap, and place in the fridge for a minimum of 2 hours
  • After 2 hours remove from fridge and bring to room temperature
  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  • Spray with cooking spray an 8x8 square pan
  • In a large bowl put the sugar cookie dough and pour over the top the chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chopped pistachio nuts, and cherry M&Ms
  • With your hands mix the chips, nuts, and candy into the dough (sometimes you might break apart the dough to mix more in)
  • Put the candy loaded dough into the 8x8 pan and pat flat
  • Any candy that is left in the bowl spread over the dough of the dough and pat in
  • Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes in the oven
  • Remove from the oven and let cool completely
  • Cut into 1.5 x 1.5 inch bars and serve
  • Enjoy with a cold glass of milk