Since we have been SUPER busy around here, I haven't had much opportunity to get any holiday baking done. Baking is my therapy and do enjoy it so much. My mixer is screaming at me wondering why I am neglecting it. Not to worry, I am going to be working her hard this week!
Our daughter kept asking for cookies and in the best way I could, I whipped up these Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Using a boxed cake mix and a few Christmas candies these were a snap to make. When you are short on time, these "lazy" cookies work perfectly. She absolutely loved them and has asked me again and again when I was making them again. Guess its time to whip up another batch.
Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars
1 box yellow cake mix
1 small box instant vanilla pudding
¼ cup water
¾ cup vegetable oil
3/4 cup chocolate chips
3/4 cup of baking M & M's
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl. Pour into a greased 9 X 13 baking dish and bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until edges are golden brown. Remove from oven and let cool before slicing and serving.These will be a gooey cookie bar, for a firmer cookie, cook 10 minutes longer.
Recipe adapted from Southern Bite