Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies

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I have been making these delicious cookies for my family for 15 years, they love the pecan and cardamom flavor.

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Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
36
Yield:
3 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened

  • ½ cup white sugar

  • ½ cup packed brown sugar

  • 1 egg, separated

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 1 tablespoon cardamom

  • ¾ teaspoon salt

  • cup chopped pecans

  • 1 ½ tablespoons Butter

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tablespoon milk, or as needed

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.

  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1cup of butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Combine the flour, cardamom and salt; stir into the batter until it forms a soft dough. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle pecans over the top.

  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Prepare the frosting while the cookies bake.

  4. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat until it starts to brown. Remove from the heat and stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting onto the bars when warm. Cool, then cut into bars.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

122 Calories
7g Fat
15g Carbs
1g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 36
Calories 122
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 4g 19%
Cholesterol 20mg 7%
Sodium 91mg 4%
Total Carbohydrate 15g 5%
Dietary Fiber 0g 1%
Total Sugars 9g
Protein 1g
Calcium 8mg 1%
Iron 0mg 2%
Potassium 23mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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