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Easy-Christmas-Tree-Cookie-Bars

Easy-Christmas-Tree-Cookie-Bars
Servings | 27
Preparation Time | 30 min
Cooking Time | 1 hr 55 mins

You dont even need cookie cutters for these super simple and delightful sugar cookie bars, finished with frosting and sprinkles, M&M Minis for star toppers and pretzel sticks for trunks.



Ingredients:
1 pouch (17.5 oz) Betty Crocker sugar cookie mix

1/2 cup butter, softened

4 oz (half of 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened

1 egg

14 pretzel sticks

3/4 cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy vanilla frosting (from 1-lb container)

Betty Crocker™ green gel food color

2 teaspoons green, red and white candy sprinkles

27 yellow M&M Minis chocolate candies




Directions:
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. (See diagram below.) 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 color to desired color. 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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