Magic Cookie Bars

Holiday cookie season is just around the corner... so who's getting an early start baking?! I'm looking forward to all the holiday baking in store and this year will be different from previous years. How so? Well, for one, I'll be focused on gluten free baking! This weekend I did some baking with my son, Joel, and we made these Magic Cookie Bars together. These cookie bars have a graham cracker crumb cookie base, topped with a decadent mixture of chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, flaked coconut and walnuts. And yes, these were gluten free! Honestly, I wasn't really planning on getting an early start to holiday baking this year. I just started working full time back in the corporate world this past week and I'm still adjusting. Every night this past week, I've been so exhausted after a full day of work, the 2 hour (total) commute and coming home to figure out meals, household chores and balancing being a mom and wife while keeping sane. I guess after being a stay at home/work at home mom for the past year and a half, I need to transition into this new schedule slowly. But thankfully, there are the weekends. Like this one. I got a chance to spend some quality time with my son and we had a fun time playing in the kitchen!