So, Buddy the Elf stopped by last night..

Leave it to me to find a recipe for cookie bars while perusing one of my favorite sources for  style, Refinery 29. Yesterday's newsreel led me to NomNomBlingBling (and Publix), where I found this sinful recipe for Peppermint Bar Cookies. This is taking me way back to that Christmas season in high school that I spent chopping up Peppermint Bark at Williams-Sonoma for samples.. I may have snuck a bite or two.

This recipe is very simple-- store bought cookie dough, baked in a pan, then topped with marshmallows and white chocolate chips, and then a glorious sprinkle of peppermint candy. That definitely deserves a nom nom.

This is the recipe from her blog, but be sure to click over and read it from the horse's mouth. She's hilarious.

Via NomNomBlingBling.

Recipe (adapted from Sandra Lee Christmas 2010 magazine)

1 (16.5-ounce) package refrigerated ready-to-bake sugar cookie dough (I used Pillsbury)
1 cup miniature marshmallows
1/3 cup white chocolate morsels (I used Nestle)
1/3 cup crushed hard peppermint candies

1. Preheat oven to 350. Line a 9x9-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, allowing foil to extend over sides of pan. Spray with nonstick cooking spray.
2. Using your hands, press dough evenly into the bottom of prepared pan.
3. Bake for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven, and immediately sprinkle with marshmallows and morsels. Bake for 3 to 4 minutes longer, or until marshmallows are puffed. Sprinkle with crushed candy. Cool completely in pan (about 1 hour).
4. To serve, lift foil to remove uncut bars from pan. Place on a cutting board. Fill a pitcher with hot water. Place a long, sharp knife in pitcher. Using warm knife, cut into 9 large squares. (Mine yielded 14 squares).

Get ready, Santa; you're getting the leftovers. Buddy approves. :)

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