Saturday, June 12, 2010

Week 41: Cookie Bars

I stalk Bakerella. I've never made anything from there though. I enjoy looking at the beautiful treats but don't seem to have the patience to actually try any of the recipes. Until I saw this one. . . simple enough for even me.

Taken from Bakerella
Makes one 9 x 13 pan

2 3/4 C all purpose flour
2 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
2/3 C butter, softened (10 2/3 Tbsp)
1 lb light brown sugar
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
11.5 oz package milk chocolate chips
1 C chopped pecans
1 C caramel chips

Sift flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.

Combine butter and sugar using a mixer until blended.

Add eggs, one at a time to sugar mixture, mixing on low in between each addition. Add vanilla and mix.

Add flour and mix until combined.

Stir in chips and then pecans.

Coat a 13 X 9 pan with non-stick spray and spread batter evenly into dish.

Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes or until top is golden brown.

My notes:
I had a tough time getting these to bake. The original recipe was 30 minutes of baking; I ended up leaving them in the oven for a little more than 45 minutes. They needed additional time to set before slicing. The final product was really good, though. They stayed moist and fresh tasting for several days.


  1. sounds like a great recipe! If I have the patience to make it!!

  2. Or maybe the patients to make it.