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Easy Christmas Tree Cookie Bars

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  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 55 min
  • Servings 27
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You don’t even need cookie cutters for these super-simple and delightful sugar cookie bars, finished with frosting and sprinkles, M&M’s™ Minis™ for star toppers and pretzel sticks for trunks.
Created May 3, 2018
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  • 1 pouch Betty Crocker™ sugar cookie mix
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 125 g (half 250 g package) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 14 pretzel sticks
  • 3/4 cup Betty Crocker™ Creamy Deluxe™ vanilla frosting
  • Green gel food colour
  • 2 teaspoons green, red and white candy sprinkles
  • 27 yellow M&M's™ Minis™ chocolate candies


  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Line 13x9-inch pan with foil, leaving foil overhanging at 2 opposite sides of pan; spray with cooking spray.
  • 2
    In large bowl, mix cookie mix, softened butter, cream cheese and egg with spoon until soft dough forms. Spread dough in bottom of pan. Bake 20 to 23 minutes or until golden brown. Cool completely on cooling rack, about 1 hour.
  • 3
    Remove bars from pan by lifting foil; peel foil away. Cut into 27 triangles as follows: Cut 3 horizontal rows. Cut each row into 9 triangles so each triangle has a 2-inch wide base. Set aside end pieces for snacking.
  • 4
    Break pretzel sticks in half. Insert pretzel half in short end of each triangle. In small bowl, tint frosting with green food colour to desired colour. Spoon frosting into small resealable food-storage plastic bag; partially seal bag. Cut off tiny corner of bag. Squeeze bag to pipe frosting over bars. Sprinkle with sprinkles. Place 1 chocolate candy on top of each triangle. Store in airtight container at room temperature.

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  • Tip 1
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  • Tip 2
    To easily line bottom of pan, tip upside down, and form foil around bottom and sides. Flip pan over, and place foil insert inside pan for a perfect fit!
  • Tip 3
    Get creative, and add additional M&M’s™ Minis™ for lights on the tree!

Nutrition Information

190 Calories, 12g Total Fat, 1g Protein, 20g Total Carbs, 13g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 27 bars
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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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