One batch of cookie dough baked into 6 different holiday cookie flavors! These Holiday Cookie Bars bake up in the same sheet pan for the most delicious cookie bars that will make everyone feel jolly this Christmas season!

Six kinds of holiday cookies baked into one cookie sheet sitting on a white counter top.

Easy, Delicious Cookie Bars for Your Holiday Party

This Christmas, skip the overwhelm and go straight to enjoying your holiday party. These Holiday Cookie Bars use one pan to make six different and delicious Christmas cookies that feed an army of party goers! Bake all six or choose your favorites:

  • Chocolate Chip M&M Cookies
  • Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk Cookies with Sea Salt
  • Snickerdoodle Cookies
  • Holiday Sprinkle cookies
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookies
  • Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies
A plate filled with holiday cookies.

Six Cookie Flavors, One Sheet Pan

Sheet pan cookies are my go-to for family get togethers or parties for the kids. And when it’s the holidays, I absolutely love the ease of making six cookie flavors in the same sheet pan! The recipe makes 54 cookie bars which is perfect for those big family Christmas parties!

An aluminum cooking sheet with holiday cookie bars next to a white plate of cookie bars.

Watch Me Make Holiday Cookie Bars!

Step into the kitchen with me to make Christmas cookie bars for our holiday party!

So Easy, So Delicious

The idea is to make one easy, delicious cookie dough base. Then simply divide that dough between six smaller bowls (cereal bowls work great!), and add your pre-measured mix ins. Each flavor bakes up so perfectly delicious. Crisp on the outside while super chewy within. And the flavors are spot one for each one. They taste exactly like what you’d expect them to. They’re incredible!

Did I mention you can have them made and out of the oven in about 30 minutes? THAT is a holiday miracle.

Mix-in Math

Each cookie flavor has just the right amount of mix-ins measured out. If you want to omit one flavor of cookie, just use double the mix-ins of another flavor. It’s so easy!

Chocolate Chip M&M = 1/4 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup M&Ms

Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt: 1/4 cup caramel bits + 1/4 cup chopped pecans + 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks + 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt

Snickerdoodle = 1 tablespoon granulated sugar + 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Holiday Sprinkles = 1/3 cup red and green sprinkles

Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut = 1/4 cup dried cranberries+1/4 cup macadamia nuts + 1/4 cup white chocolate chips

Peanut Butter Kiss = 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter + 9 Hershey’s Kisses

A white plate filled with holiday cookies on top of a red and white holiday tea towel.

More Sheet Pan Treats You’ll Love

  • Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars: Serve up dessert for a crowd with these Sheet Pan Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars. Soft, chewy and out of the oven in 20 minutes, they’re perfect for parties, playdates and more!
  • Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars: Frosted Sugar Cookie Bars are the easiest, yummiest sugar cookies you’ll ever bake. No rolling or cookie cutters needed! A chewy sugar cookie base topped with a tangy cream cheese frosting that is sure to please any crowd!
  • Chocolate Sheet Cake with Chocolate Pecan Icing: A super moist chocolate sheet cake covered in a rich chocolate pecan icing that’s out-of-this-world delicious!
  • Homemade Strawberry Sheet Pan Pop Tart: The perfect slumber party or birthday breakfast treat. What an unforgettable and fun way to start a special day!
  • Pumpkin Sheet Cake: Pumpkin and spice and all things nice baked into a moist Pumpkin Sheet Cake that will serve a crowd and is crowd-pleasing!
  • 6-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookie Bars: One batch of cookie dough baked into 6 different flavors, in the same sheet pan make 6-in-1 Sheet Pan Cookie Bars. The most delicious cookie bars that will make everyone happy!

What Do I Need to Make Holiday Cookie Bars?

Cookie dough base:

  • Unsalted butter
  • Granulated sugar
  • Light brown sugar
  • Large eggs
  • Pure vanilla extract
  • All-purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt

Mix ins:

  • Semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
  • Red and green M&M’s
  • Caramel bits
  • Chopped pecans
  • Dark chocolate chunks
  • Flaky sea salt
  • Ground cinnamon
  • red and green sprinkles
  • Dried cranberries
  • Chopped macadamia nuts
  • White chocolate chips
  • Creamy peanut butter
  • Hershey’s Kisses

Equipment

Ingredients for Holiday Cookie Bars in small glass dishes arranged on a white marble counter.

How to Make Holiday Cookie Bars

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13″ x 18″ sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  • With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt until combined.
Steps to make dough for holiday cookie bars.
  • Add 3/4 cup of cookie dough to 6 different bowls. Place the ingredients for each flavor in each of the bowls with the dough and stir to combine well.

NOTE: For the Peanut Butter Kiss cookies, save the Hershey’s Kisses to top that section with after baking. For the Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk, save the flaky sea salt to sprinkle on that section until after baking. For the Snickerdoodle, save some of the cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on the dough after you’ve pressed it into the pan.

  • Place each ball of mixed cookie dough into a sixth of the prepared sheet pan.
  • Press the cookie doughs down evenly, with your hands, to fill the sixth of the sheet pan that each cookie dough is in. Each cookie dough should be pressed up next to the other cookie doughs that are beside it to fill the entire sheet pan.
  • Garnish each square of cookie dough with additional toppings for that dough, if desired.
Steps to make dough for holiday cookie bars.
  • Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cookie bars comes out clean. Try not to over-bake them if you want them to be chewy.
  • Once the cookie bars are baked, immediately press the Hershey’s Kisses into the peanut butter square and then sprinkle the Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk section with sea salt.
  • Let the cookie bars cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.
Six kinds of holiday cookie bars in an aluminum baking sheet.

More Christmas Cookies

Bring your A game to this year’s Christmas cookie exchange! I’ve got the Best Christmas Cookies to share at holiday cookie exchange or to gift to your neighbors this holiday season. They’re sure to spread tons of cheer! Plus, get tips on hosting your own Christmas cookie exchange party.

No Chill Sugar Cookies, Candy Cane Cookies, Christmas Tree Ornament Brownie Balls, and Gingerbread men cookies

How to Store Holiday Cookie Bars

Store cookie bars in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3 days. 

To freeze, wrap cookie bars individually in plastic wrap then put in a freezer-safe container or in individual freezer-safe baggies

To defrost, let them set at room temperature, uncovered, so they don’t absorb too much moisture.

A pile holiday cookie bars on a aluminum baking sheet.

If you make these Holiday Cookie Bars, be sure to snap a picture and tag me on Instagram @thebakermama so I can see! 😍 I just love seeing how inspired and creative y’all get with the recipes and ideas I share. Enjoy!

xoxo,

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Six kinds of holiday cookies baked into one cookie sheet sitting on a white counter top.

Holiday Cookie Bars

  • Author: The BakerMama
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 40 minutes
  • Yield: 54 small cookie bars

Description

One batch of cookie dough baked into 6 different holiday cookie flavors! These Holiday Cookie Bars bake up in the same sheet pan for the most delicious cookie bars that will make everyone feel jolly this Christmas season!


Ingredients

Cookie Dough Ingredients:

  • 1 and 1/2 cups (3 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

 

Mix-In Ingredients:

  • Chocolate Chip + M&M’s
    • 1/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate baking chips
    • 1/4 cup red and green M&M’s
  • Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk with Sea Salt
    • 1/4 cup caramel bits
    • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
    • 1/4 cup dark chocolate chunks
    • 1/2 teaspoon flaky sea salt (to sprinkle on cookies after baking)
  • Snickerdoodle
    • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
    • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • Sprinkles
    • 1/3 cup red and green sprinkles
  • Cranberry White Chocolate Macadamia Nut
    • 1/4 cup dried cranberries
    • 1/4 cup chopped macadamia nuts
    • 1/4 cup white chocolate chips
  • Peanut Butter Kiss
    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 9 Hershey’s Kisses milk chocolate candy (to top cookies after baking)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Spray a 13″ x 18″ sheet pan with non-stick cooking spray. Set aside.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and sugars until well combined. Beat in the eggs and vanilla.
  3. With the mixer on low speed, beat in the flour, baking soda and salt until combined.
  4. Add 3/4 cup of cookie dough to 6 different bowls. Place the ingredients for each flavor in each of the bowls with the dough and stir to combine well. (NOTE: For the Peanut Butter Kiss cookies, save the Hershey’s Kisses to top that section with after baking. For the Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk, save the flaky sea salt to sprinkle on that section until after baking. For the Snickerdoodle, save some of the cinnamon sugar mixture to sprinkle on the dough after you’ve pressed it into the pan.)
  5. Place each ball of mixed cookie dough into a sixth of the prepared sheet pan.
  6. Press the cookie doughs down evenly, with your hands, to fill the sixth of the sheet pan that each cookie dough is in. Each cookie dough should be pressed up next to the other cookie doughs that are beside it to fill the entire sheet pan.
  7. Garnish each square of cookie dough with additional toppings for that dough, if desired.
  8. Bake for about 15-20 minutes or until golden brown on top and a toothpick inserted in the center of the cookie bars comes out clean. Try not to over-bake them if you want them to be chewy.
  9. Once the cookie bars are baked, immediately press the Hershey’s Kisses into the peanut butter square and then sprinkle the Caramel Pecan Chocolate Chunk section with sea salt.
  10. Let the cookie bars cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes before cutting into squares.

About The BakerMama

Maegan is the author of her best-selling Beautiful Boards, Spectacular Spreads and Brilliant Bites cookbooks. She started blogging in 2012 and features hundreds of original recipes on The BakerMama. She truly enjoys sharing her easy, family-friendly recipes, creative meal ideas, food board creations, and entertaining spreads to encourage others to get in the kitchen and make something memorable for their loved ones to enjoy together. Learn More

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  1. I have made these are they are yummy. Can I take this same recipe and instead of bars-make cookies? I want to make the variety but thought cookies would be better for grands and my sanity. I love the variety since everyone loves something different!

    1. Hi, Debi! Yes, you could, but it would take many more than one baking, as you would have to space out your cookies. Let me know how it goes!