4.04.2010

Ultimate Bar Cookies

This week is just about to start, and I'm already rushed for time. I have tons of things to do for work, a lot to study for school (Genetics and Organic Chemistry), and I have a pretty huge order for Saturday. All this translates into me not having any time at all for baking, no less breathing. If you need a quick cookie fix, just like I did the other day, then these cookies from The Ultimate Cookie Book are the thing for you. They're really quick to make and are great to share because it meets everyone's tastes "with walnuts, macadamia nuts, milk chocolate, and white chocolate [so] these bars can't help being anything but absolutely delicious."

Ultimate Bar Cookies
*makes 36 bars*

Ingredients:
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup coarsely chopped walnuts
1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
6 oz white baking chocolate, coarsely chopped
1 cup milk chocolate pieces
3/4 cup butter

Directions:
1) Preheat oven to 350F. In a medium mixing bowl beat flour, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, and the 1/2 cup butter with an electric mixer on medium speed until fine crumbs form. Press flour mixture firmly into the bottom of an ungreased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
2) Bake about 15 minutes or until light brown. Sprinkle walnuts and macadamia nuts, white chocolate, and milk chocolate pieces over hot crust.
3) In a small saucepan heat and stir the 3/4 cup butter and remaining 1/2 cup brown sugar over medium heat until bubbly. Cook and stir for 1 minute more. Pour evenly over layers in baking pan. Bake about 15 minutes more or until just bubbly around edges. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.

If you want to print this recipe out, go here to its link on the Better Homes & Gardens site.

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