Pecan Bar Cookies

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


12 servings

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Cooking Light

Nutritional 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


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


Preheat oven to 350°.

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

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.

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


Lorrie Hulston Corvin,

January 2004
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