Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies Recipe
I have been making these delicious cookies for my family for 15 years, they love the pecan and cardamom flavor.
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This is a very pretty and exotic looking and tasting cookie. The jelly roll pan is essentially a baking sheet with sides - and you probably have one. It does need to be the specified size though. I doubled the pecans and this recipes is GREAT. The cookies must still be warm to cut - don't wait until they are cold. The really stiff dough will cover the pan eventually even though at first it looks like it won't. I have made these cookies many times and they never last and I am giving out the recipe every time I take them somewhere. The men seem to particularly love this cookie and my friend said they went great with tea. They have a toffee type flavor and there is something addictive about the flavor. Also, the price of cardamom is around 75% less at an Indian or eastern type grocery store. Don't pay the national chain prices!
I love the flavor of cardamom, and any cookie that turns out as good as these, even when half the butter has been accidentally left out deserves 5 stars! I had read about how thick and sticky the dough was, and mine was just crumbly (sort of like shortbread cookie dough) - that's when I realized I had left out half the butter! I went ahead and patted it into the pan like you would do with shortbread and continued per the recipe. I cooked it a few minutes less (just kept checking by patting the dough), and cut them into bars immediately upon taking them out of the oven, then poured the glaze over. They were probably crisper than they would otherwise have been, but extremely tasty. I plan on adding this to my Christmas cookie repertoire. Might even use the full amount of butter - haven't decided yet!
Rich and gooey pecan bars that freeze like a dream. Easy and perfect for the holiday season.
These easy bar cookies are made to share this holiday season, filling a sheet pan with the sticky, ooey-gooey flavor and crunch of pecan pie.
Cardamom is the secret ingredient in these fragrant, flavorful, and absolutely irresistible desserts.
These pecan pie bars are great for the children and adults in any family.