When it comes to the holidays, I love to bake. Not only do I love to bake, but my boys love to eat what I bake. While there are some items that almost always get made, I like to pick a new recipe to try each year. For this season, I opted to make a batch of decadent tuxedo cookie bars.
Finding Supplies for Decadent Tuxedo Cookie Bars
Although there are no Dollar General stores in Alaska, there are in places we’ve lived and where family members still are. So, a recent trip to my parents in Louisiana meant I could visit the local Dollar General for some basic needs.
I’m one for saving and the DG Digital Coupons lets you do just that. You do need to set up the DG Digital Coupons to use, but it just requires your cell phone and use of a verification code they text you. And when you first register you get an extra $1 off savings!
What did I find on sale to help with my baking needs?
NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Morsels with a $1.50 off the purchase of 2 bags coupon and NESTLÉ® Stand Up Bags in a variety of flavors including NESTLÉ® BUTTERFINGER BITES ® and NESTLÉ® Dark Chocolate RAISINETS® ($1 off the purchase of 1 bag coupon, too!)
Originally, I was dreaming up ways to use the NESTLÉ® Stand Up Bags in my baking. I could add the Butterfinger pieces to a brownie mix. Or, maybe transform an ordinary oatmeal raising cookie. Either choice would make the ordinary more extraordinary. However, my boys wanted to enjoy them straight up.
Making Decadent Tuxedo Cookie Bars
While this is not a complicated recipe, it does take a little bit of time. However, the final result makes it all worthwhile.
I always gather my ingredients before beginning. The chemist in me knows that when baking a long delay can sometimes yield less than desirable results. Having everything handy just makes it work better.
For melting chocolate chips with a stick of butter, I elected to use a double boiler on the stove. You could try melting in the microwave or in a saucepan. However, I find the double boiler just works better.
Once the bars are done baking, you need to let them cool completely before slicing. Granted, it is hard to not cut into them when they smell incredible. However, they need to be cold to retain shape completely.
Recipe for Decadent Tuxedo Cookie Bars
Here it is! I hope you and your family enjoy them.
What are some of your favorite cookies for the holidays?
Do you like to try new recipes or stick to the long-time favorites?
Have you checked out Dollar General for your holiday baking needs?