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Pecan Bar Cookies

Photo: Randy Mayor; Styling: Melanie J. Clarke
Yield 12 servings
Though these delicate cookies have a crisp outside, they are soft inside, making them the ideal bar cookie in our book.

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon maple flavoring
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • 3 tablespoons semisweet chocolate chips, melted

Nutrition Information

  • calories 210
  • caloriesfromfat 36 %
  • fat 8.4 g
  • satfat 3.3 g
  • monofat 3.4 g
  • polyfat 1.3 g
  • protein 2.7 g
  • carbohydrate 31.6 g
  • fiber 0.8 g
  • cholesterol 28 mg
  • iron 1.2 mg
  • sodium 190 mg
  • calcium 37 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. Lightly spoon flour into dry measuring cups; level with a knife. Combine flour, baking powder, baking soda, and salt, stirring with a whisk.

  3. Place sugars and butter in a large bowl; beat with a mixer at medium speed for 3 minutes or until well combined. Add maple flavoring and egg; beat until combined. Add flour mixture; stir until well combined. Stir in pecans. Spread mixture evenly in a 9-inch cast-iron skillet. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes. Cool in pan 10 minutes on a wire rack.

  4. Remove from pan, and drizzle with melted chocolate. Cool completely.