Summer is here and that means the kids and I are spending a lot more time together! There’s no school or dance class or baseball practice. But it’s a great time for making memories together! Carrigan and I like to hit the kitchen and recently we made easy sugar cookie bars that are perfect for summer!
We’re partnering with GOJO, the makers of PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant, to disinfect and clean in the kitchen while we make summer baking memories together!
Easy Summer Sugar Cookie Bars
One thing I’ve passed along to my daughter is my sweet tooth. I’m pretty sure that’s why we love spending time baking together. We have fun mixing and baking, then we get to sit down and enjoy our finished treats together!
Since it’s summer, everything feels like it’s red, white and blue around here. The kids love it so when we decided to bake sugar cookie bars together, we knew they needed a little touch of summer. So Carrigan and I decided to make red, white and blue cookie bars while Dad was at work to surprise him!
Easy cookie bars are kind of a staple in our baking because they are so easy and you can make them with different colors and flavors. We alternate between sugar cookies and chocolate chip cookie bars and I’m not sure which is our family’s favorite!
Prepping to Make Sugar Cookie Bars
People always say that the kitchen is the heart of the home and I think it’s true. My family spends a lot of time in the kitchen area.
I’ve been using PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant in our kitchen for quite awhile because it’s approved for food prep surfaces. There is no water rinse needed so it’s one easy step and I know that germs are gone without harsh chemicals!
PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfecting Spray is worry-free to use around kids and pets too. In our busy home, this is one of the most important things I look for in products we use. I can clean and disinfect in my kitchen with confidence for a few reasons.
PURELL® Multi Surface Spray has:
- No harsh fumes
- No toxic residue
- No harsh chemicals
- No bleach
Wiping down the counters is the first thing I do before we start baking!
Cookie Bars Ingredients
- 1 pouch sugar cookie mix
- 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
- 1 egg
- 1 cup red, white and blue M&Ms
- red, white and blue sprinkles
How to Make Summer M&M Cookie Bars
1. Heat the oven 375°F and line a baking pan with parchment paper. I recommend a 9×9 or 9×12 pan.
2. Mix the cookie mix, butter and egg together in a large bowl until a soft dough forms.
3. Press dough into the bottom of the pan.
4. Add M&Ms and sprinkles to the top of the dough.
5. Bake for 25 minutes on lower rack. You don’t want to overcook your sugar cookie bars.
6. Remove from oven and allow to cool completely before cutting into bar shapes.
Printable Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe
printable version of recipe shows up here
Don’t let summer fool you! It’s a great time for baking together with your kids! If you do any entertaining during the summer, homemade baked treats are always a hit!
Thanks to PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant, preparing our counters for baking is a breeze! And once I’m alone in the kitchen (this always seems to happen after the baking is done), PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant makes it easy to disinfect and clean up and feel great about my family being in the kitchen!
To learn more about how I’m using PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfecting Spray, check out our printable room cleaning checklist for kids!
PURELL Products = Easy Family Life
While I’m loving the PURELL® Multi Surface Disinfectant right now, my love for PURELL® products started many years ago with PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer. It was a must-have in my classroom and these days it’s a must-have in my home, in my car, in my purse and just about everywhere!
I love knowing I can count on PURELL® Advanced Hand Sanitizer because it kills 99.99% of germs that may cause illness. It’s also enhanced with emollients so it’s skin-friendly and gentle on hands! We use it before we eat sugar cookie bars and really any time we eat, especially if we’re out and about.
The newest addition to our kitchen and bathrooms is PURELL® brand HEALTHY SOAP® products! I had never used the soap until recently and now it’s the soap I have at the kitchen sink and in every bathroom in our house!
It’s perfect for washing up before we start baking in the kitchen, and after too, because it gently removes germs and dirt while nourishing skin. It has natural moisturizers and also supports our skin’s natural ability to protect against dirt and germs.
If you like a little variety in your life, you can change it up a bit because PURELL® brand HEALTHY SOAP® products are available in three scents!
- Clean and Fresh (my favorite for the kitchen)
- Fresh Botanicals
- Soothing Cucumber
So you can switch up your PURELL® brand HEALTHY SOAP just as easily as you can change up your cookie bars! PURELL® products are making it easy to get in the kitchen and get prepared for some baking with your family this summer!
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