Pecan Bar Cookies

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.

Yield: 12 servings
Recipe from Cooking Light

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 210
  • Calories from fat: 36%
  • Fat: 8.4g
  • Saturated fat: 3.3g
  • Monounsaturated fat: 3.4g
  • Polyunsaturated fat: 1.3g
  • Protein: 2.7g
  • Carbohydrate: 31.6g
  • Fiber: 0.8g
  • Cholesterol: 28mg
  • Iron: 1.2mg
  • Sodium: 190mg
  • Calcium: 37mg

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

Preparation

  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.
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