I really love Pecans but when it comes to Pecan pies the texture it seems too gooey for my palate
but when I came across this recipe I had hopes for some crunchy and buttery bars and yes the results were amazing . Made these in a large cookie sheet , dough seemed a little less for the pan but thinner crust made crunchy bars with a combination of little chewy pecan topping .
I made these to take to a family gathering and it was a HIT,everyone was raving about it and kept on asking me about the recipe .These bars seems expensive because of maple syrup but the original recipe asked for corn syrup or maple syrup but I had pure maple syrup on hand so I went with it and I am sure that played huge role in the taste .But I think it wont hurt using corn syrup if maple syrup is not available.
And one more thing the recipe will give you about 2-3 dozen cookies bars . After cooling I stored them in a airtight container for about 3 days and its was still good ,I'm not sure about time after that but when I make these again I'll update you(if I'm able to store these!!).
So go ahead make these and make sure to come back with your tasty comments!!
Source:Laura in the kitchen
Pecan Pie Cookie Bars
For the Crust:
2 cups of All Purpose Flour
3/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, softened at room temperature
2 Tbsp of Granulated Sugar
1/2 tsp of Salt
For the Filling:
1 cup pure Maple syrup
1/2 cup of Brown Sugar
1/2 cup of Granulated Sugar
1-1/2 cups of roasted Chopped Pecans
2 Tbsp of Cornstarch
1/4 cup of Unsalted Butter, melted
1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
1/2 tsp of Salt
Preheat your oven to 375F degrees and cover a cookie sheet sized 13x18 and with cover it with foil and brush it with melted butter.
In a bowl, mix together the flour, sugar, butter and salt until fully incorporated.then press the dough evenly in the bottom of your prepared baking sheet ,
bake the crust for 15 minutes ,In the mean time make the filling.
In a large bowl, mix together all of the ingredients for the filling i.e Maple syrup,brown sugar,granulated sugar,roasted pecans( you can dry roast pecan in non stick frying pan on low heat until fragrant),cornstarch,butter,eggs,vanilla and salt
then pour over the pre-baked crust and using a spatula, smear it nice and evenly.it will be little sticky
Bake the cookies for 25 minutes or until the edges become deeply brown and a bit crispy looking
let them cool for 15 minutes before cutting them into squares.
And then enjoy these delicious goodness !!!