Cookie Sticks

These Cookie Sticks are a fantastically easy way to make a quick batch of cookies! Plus, they are perfect for dunking into milk or a milk alternative!

What makes you happy these days?

It’s Spring today, which makes me happy, even though it comes hand in hand with allergy season.

A good manicure makes me pretty happy especially if glitter polish is involved.

A clean house (if even for a moment) makes me exponentially happy.

The Bachelor has finally ended which makes me all sorts of happy, but a little sad at the same time.  But The Bachelorette will be starting soon, so….happy again!

Easter’s almost here which makes me happy because that means I can unabashedly decorate the house in pastel colors and not feel like I live inside an episode of The Golden Girls.

And of course cookies make me happy.

Of course.


And these Cookie Sticks make me even happier because I didn’t even have to use my mixer.  Just a bowl and a spoon.  Happy sigh.

How to Make These Easy Cookie Bars

Mix your wet ingredients together first.  Yes, sugar is a wet ingredient, don’t ask.

Add your dry stuff and split it half…

Spread it out in two long rectangles on your lined baking sheet.

I found these yummies at the store last week…White Chocolate M&Ms.

I decided to give them a try here..

Press the M&Ms (or chocolate chips) on top before you bake.

Here’s the before and after…

Let them cool a bit and using a pizza cutter or knife cut into strips.

And that’s it…

Let them cool completely before eating, if you can wait!

Wanna know one more thing that makes me happy?  Click here, it’s sure to put a smile on your face πŸ™‚



Cookie Sticks

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: American


These Cookie Sticks are a fantastically easy way to make a quick batch of cookies! Plus, they are perfect for dunking into milk or a milk alternative!


  • 1/2 cup canola oil
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup candy coated chocolates (M&Ms) or chocolate chips


  1. Preheat oven to 375Β°
  2. In a bowl stir together oil, both sugars, egg and vanilla. Add in flour, baking soda and salt to mixture and stir until just combined.
  3. Divide dough in half.
  4. On a parchment lined baking sheet shape each half into a 15″x3″ rectangle, about 3 inches apart.
  5. Press candies or chocolate chips into top of dough.
  6. Bake for 8-9 minutes.
  7. Let cool for 5 minutes and then cut into strips.
  8. Don’t remove from baking sheet until completely cooled.


adapted from Taste of Home Cookies

Keywords: Easy cookie recipe, easy chocolate chip cookie recipe, easy cookie recipe few ingredients, homemade cookie recipe, homemade chocolate chip cookie recipe, cookie bar recipe, cookie bar recipe chocolate chip


65 Responses

  1. I’ve always wished that I celebrated Easter just so I could get an Easter basket full of candy… and now so I could make cookies with those pretty M&Ms!

    Love the idea of cookie sticks because they are perfect for dunking in milk.

  2. Debbie

    These are totally adorable. At Christmas time I made some bark with M&M’s on top of the candy layer. I encountered two problems. 1) I couldn’t cut a straight line, because I had distributed the candy too densely and too randomly. 2) The M&M’s didn’t adhere to the candy.

    Did you have either of these problems with these cookies? I was wondering what would happen if you sliced the cookie dough before baking and then stuffed the candies on it. Then you wouldn’t end up with cracked candy. But I still wonder if you had problems with them falling off.

    1. shelly

      Well I cut the cookies when they were still warm, so they cut easily, and they absolutely stuck to the cookie, maybe because they melted in a bit,If you sliced before baking I don’t think it would make too much of a difference because they would bake back together, if that makes sense.

  3. These are PERFECT for spring! I actually picked up some of those white chocolate M&Ms a few weeks ago at Target (they sold out really fast). I was thinking about making rice krispie treats with them, but I might just have to make these as well. You can never have too much white chocolate, right? Right.

  4. Rosie

    I’m left wondering about the white chocolate M&M’s? Thumbs up or down? I haven’t tried them yet but think they’ve got to be good. They’re M&M’s after all….

  5. I will definitely give this a try! IΒ΄m just wondering if I can replace the canola oil with some other type of oil? I actually donΒ΄t know what it is and if we have it here in Sweden…

    1. shelly

      I wouldn’t in this recipe…the butter would definitely bake differently than the oil and the butter would crisp these up a lot on the outside.
      I always use all butter to make regular chocolate chip cookies, but these are a bit different πŸ™‚

  6. Andrea

    My 9 year old daughter needed a cookie recipe for her Girl Scout project, and when I found this, I knew it would be perfect! It took her all of 10 minutes to make these completely by herself! Thanks for making my job easier πŸ™‚

  7. Bettie

    I made these Saturday because they looked so easy and pretty. They didn’t disappoint. I personally loved the white chocolate M&M’s. They were a nice change to just regular M&M’s. I shared them with our sweet elderly neighbors and they just loved them. My little ones adored them and were a nice surprise in their lunch boxes today. Sadly, they’re all gone now. Thanks for another fun, easy and delicious recipe!

  8. Kim

    I made these tonight with my daughter (who’s 6). They were so quick & easy…and fun! She loved mixing by hand and pressing in the candy. We used the M&M’s speckled eggs since we couldn’t find the white chocolate M&M’s. Delicious!

  9. Andrea

    brought these to my daughter this past weekend (visiting her at college) – made with the white chocolate m&ms~ they were so easy and quick to make and oh sooo delicious, thanks for the recipe!

  10. sue

    Hi these make my very very happy ,got my baking fixand only took 10 mins from start to putting in the oven and only one bowl to wash happy happy happy

  11. Wendy Cone

    Made these tonight. Perfect one bowl cleanup 15 minutes of work for a last minute snack! Loved them and they were so easy my 4 year old did most of it herself! Thanks for your site and the 5 pounds I have gained since finding it!

    1. Shelly

      Sure! I usually sub in half whole wheat flour, though when baking with WWF! I’d love to hear how they turn out if you sub in all!

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