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Maple Pecan Cookie Bars

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Holiday cookie exchange in your future? We got you covered with these easy maple pecan cookie bars complete with a buttery shortbread base and maple topping

Holiday cookie exchange in your future? We got you covered with these easy maple pecan cookie bars complete with a buttery shortbread base and maple topping

  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american
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  • Author: Sofi | Broma Bakery
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 40 minutes
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 bars 1x
  • Category: dessert
  • Method: baked
  • Cuisine: american

Ingredients

for the cookie crust

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

for the maple pecan topping

  • 1/3 cup maple syrup, room temperature
  • 1 egg, room temperature
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon maple extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 2 cups pecan halves

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F and line a 9 x 9 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Make the cookie crust by combining the butter, sugar, and vanilla, beating until combined and fluffy. Add the flour and salt and beat until just combined. The dough will be a little crumbly!
  3. Press the cookie crust into prepared pan into an even layer. Set aside.
  4. Make the maple pecan topping. In a large bowl combine the melted butter and the flour, whisking until a thick paste forms. Add the maple syrup, egg, vanilla extract, maple extract, and salt whisking until fully incorporated. Add the pecans and fold to combine.
  5. Pour the maple pecan filling over the cookie crust, evening out into a layer. Bake for 40 minutes or until set! Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars and serving!

Keywords: easy, quick and easy, holiday, christmas, cookie exchange