These bar cookies make fabulous holiday gifts. Serve them on Christmas Eve with hot buttered rum. If you desire a cake textured cookie, use an 8x8 inch square pan. Pecans can be substituted for walnuts.

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Ingredients

18
Original recipe yields 18 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Melt the butter in a 7x11 inch baking dish, and tilt the pan to coat all of the sides; set aside.

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  • In a medium bowl, stir together the brown sugar, flour, and baking soda. Mix in the eggs and vanilla until smooth, then stir in the walnuts. Pour over the melted butter.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes, or until the edges begin to brown. Cool, then cut into squares, and dust with confectioners sugar.

Partner Tip

Reynolds® parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

Nutrition Facts

123.6 calories; 1.9 g protein; 16.3 g carbohydrates; 24.1 mg cholesterol; 29.2 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
EASY and DELICIOUS. What a great combination. A lady came into the beauty shop around Thanksgiving with these. She gave me the recipe and I looked it up to make sure I wasn't missing any key ingredients -- if you know what I mean! She had given me one key suggestion that might be helpful: line the pan with parchment paper and it will come out of the pan easily. You might have more luck cutting them if you do it before they have completely cooled. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2010
Maybe this could be good with a lot of work but it's definitely not worth wasting the ingredients as is. I'm not a big fan of nuts in desserts so I used chocolate chips in place of the walnuts BUT the only thing that would really affect is the consistency (which people already said was off) I figured it would at least taste good. But seriously I wish I hadn't wasted the chocolate chips. It tastes bland and sugary in a way that not even the nuts could fix. If you're going to make them do yourself a favor and at least add some salt like all normal cookies have. Read More
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48 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 24
  • 4 star values: 18
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
EASY and DELICIOUS. What a great combination. A lady came into the beauty shop around Thanksgiving with these. She gave me the recipe and I looked it up to make sure I wasn't missing any key ingredients -- if you know what I mean! She had given me one key suggestion that might be helpful: line the pan with parchment paper and it will come out of the pan easily. You might have more luck cutting them if you do it before they have completely cooled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/14/2005
EASY and DELICIOUS. What a great combination. A lady came into the beauty shop around Thanksgiving with these. She gave me the recipe and I looked it up to make sure I wasn't missing any key ingredients -- if you know what I mean! She had given me one key suggestion that might be helpful: line the pan with parchment paper and it will come out of the pan easily. You might have more luck cutting them if you do it before they have completely cooled. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
This quick and easy bar was voted favorite food at this years Christmas party. Better make 2 batches...one is not enough! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/04/2003
This has been a family favorite for years but I lost the recipea few years ago in one of our moves (military family). Thank you for posting this wonderful recipe. Now I can include it in my gift giving again. Everyone seems to love it. Darleena Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/04/2003
This recipe was easy to make...my six-year-old daughter helped. The taste was good but the texture was inconsistent. They didn't cut well either. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/06/2002
These were easy to make and my husband likes these. I think these were actually better on the second day. I will make these again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/11/2003
I included these in my Christmas goodies that I make every year and give out as gifts. They were a hit plus I ate quite a few while I made them. When you're making 5 or 6 different things you need yummy but easy recipes and this on is. Many people have asked me for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/20/2007
The flavor of these bars are to die for! I will say that the texture/consistency is a little off though. I tried in the 9x11 pan as well as the 8x8 and the 9x11 worked better. These didn't really hold together until they were put in the refrigerator overnight. They are incredibly delicious but weren't too much to look at since they were so gooey. I'm still going to make them again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2007
Oh my god... these are awesome. Incredibly simple and delicious. I doubled the recipe but will have to make more -- they won't last until Christmas. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2002
I made a double recipe of these and they were gone almost before they cooled. My family loved them! My adult children came home tasted these and demanded copies of the recipe. This is a must-try recipe. Easy fast and deliciious! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
11/16/2010
Maybe this could be good with a lot of work but it's definitely not worth wasting the ingredients as is. I'm not a big fan of nuts in desserts so I used chocolate chips in place of the walnuts BUT the only thing that would really affect is the consistency (which people already said was off) I figured it would at least taste good. But seriously I wish I hadn't wasted the chocolate chips. It tastes bland and sugary in a way that not even the nuts could fix. If you're going to make them do yourself a favor and at least add some salt like all normal cookies have. Read More
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