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Favourite Holiday Bar Cookies

With this collection of Favourite Holiday Bar Cookies, you won’t be stuck for ideas this season. From dulce de leche, to berries, nuts, chocolate and much more. There is sure to something for adults and kids alike!

Cookie Bars with Nuts

Adding nuts to cookie bars is always a nice touch. Although these few recipes I have here only use pecans and walnuts, you could easily substitute almonds, pistachios, macadamia or hazelnuts.

Brown Sugar Pecan Cookie Bars

If you're a fan of Brownies, you're going to love these Brown Sugar Pecan Cookie Bars. These are easy to make with a lot of brown sugar for a dense and moist texture.
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Maple Walnut Bars

Add a touch of decadence to your holiday cookies with these Maple Walnut Bars. A shortbread base topped with a creamy maple filling stuffed full of walnuts.
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Millionaire Walnut Shortbread

Layers of shortbread, caramel and chocolate! These Millionaire Walnut Shortbread are a must make holiday treat!
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Cookie Bars with Fruit & Berries

In my opinion, you can never go wrong with fruit or berries in a bar cookie. Surprise yourself with my favourite Partridgberry Crumble Squares or the traditional Cherry Squares.

Cherry Cake Squares

Cherry Cake Squares!  A dense sweet cake filled with chopped maraschino cherries.  The perfect Christmas treat.
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Partridgeberry Crumble Squares

These Partridgeberry Crumble Squares are a traditional Newfoundland treat that I've always enjoyed at Christmas. A sweet cookie base, topped with tart berry jam and topped with a crumble mixture.
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Apple Pie Crumble Bars

Apple Pie Crumble Bars are like an apple pie cookie! A shortbread base, filled with a homemade apple pie filling and topped with a spiced crumble topping!
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Chocolate Chip Blondies

These Cherry Chocolate Chip Blondies are a cross between a cookie and a brownie! A chewy textured bar cookie studded with semi sweet chocolate chips and cherries!
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Apricot Crumble Squares

Apricot Crumble Squares are a fantastic afternoon treat. Fresh and sweet apricots on top of a shortbread crust and topped with a crumble topping. Make and freeze for easy snacks.
Check out this recipe

Cookie Bars with Chocolate Chips

You know anything with chocolate chips will be a winner with the kids. And our personal favourite form this section is the Chocolate Coconut Bars. So be sure to check those out!

Chewy Chocolate and Dulce de Leche Bars

Put these Chocolate Dulce de Leche Bars on your must make list! A chewy bar cookie filled with coconut, oats, chocolate chips and delicious dulce de leche. No mixer required and they freeze great!
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Close up of the chocolate dulce de leche bars.

Chocolate Chip Flapjacks

These are easy go-to Chocolate Chip flapjacks. Made with just honey, butter, oats,chocolate chips and butter. Easy to make and they freeze great!
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Chocolate Chip Oat Squares

Cookies are great for any season! So, why not make a batch of these Chocolate Chip Oat Squares and pop them in the freezer to have a treat when the craving hits!
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Chocolate Coconut Bars

If you are a chocolate and coconut lover, you will love these Chocolate Coconut Bars.  They are the most delicious chewy chocolaty coconut bars I have had in a long time.  They are easy to make and can be stored in the freezer for later. 
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Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Squares

I combined two of my kids' favourites and came up with these.  It's what you get when you cross a Cream Cheese Brownie with a Chocolate Chip Cookie!  They Cream Cheese Chocolate Chip Squares are more-ish and would make a great addition to any festivities this December.
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Bar Cookies with Cream Cheese

Cream cheese is always a fantastic choice when it comes to Bar Cookies. And if I were pushed to choose my favourite from this section, it’s going to have to be the Cream Cheese Brownies! Make them and you soon understand why they are a great choice!

Caramel Topped Cheesecake Squares

These Caramel Topped Cheesecake Squares just might be the best cookie bars. A crisp biscuit layer, followed by a cream cheese filling and topped with decadent caramel sauce. Perfect fall baking.
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Cream Cheese Brownies

The almighty Cream Cheese Brownies! My favourite brownie of all time. A dense and moist layered brownie with a chocolate brownie base and a cream cheese topping. They keep for almost a week in the fridge and they even freeze great.
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Raspberry Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies

These Raspberry Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies are the perfect treat for all brownie lovers. A dense brownie layer topped with a light cream cheese layer and filled with fresh raspberries. Great on their own or even topped with whipped cream!
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Raspberry Chocolate Cream Cheese Brownies on a wooden board

Bar Cookies with Coconut

Coconut always adds a bit of a Christmas touch. I’m a huge coconut fan and every season I make my Newfoundland Snowballs and a few other coconut treats. And you can’t beat the flavour of a cookie bar made with coconut.

Chewy Coconut Squares

These Chewy Coconut Bars are a fantastic coconut treat. A crisp buttery base topped with a sweetened coconut filling. Easy to make and it serves a big batch!
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Chocolate Macaroon Brownies

These Chocolate Macaroon Brownies are a prefect combination of sweetened coconut and a chewy brownie. If you haven't finished off your Christmas baking, it's not too late to add them to the list!
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Thanks For Stopping By & Hope To See You Soon!

By on December 5th, 2022
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