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Crispy Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars

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If you are looking for a light cranberry pecan cookie recipe, this is the one you want! These cookies are perfect to enjoy with coffee or tea and make for a delicate, crisp cookie and a lovely addition to your holiday recipes.

Recipe for cranberry pecan cookie bars. This light, crisp cookie is more like a shortbread and is a great way to use up leftover nuts.

There is something special about desserts with cranberries and pecans this time of year. I love to  to enjoy a dessert with the flavors of the season because it is another way to truly celebrate the season. The other day, I was at home alone and was  looking to make a small batch of  these Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars to satisfy my sweet tooth. I opened my cupboard as saw the dried cranberries and my little bag of chopped pecans sitting there and decided to put them to use.

Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars Recipe

I started on a small batch of Crispy Cranberry Pecan Bars. I used to make a walnut version of this cookie recipe, so I decided to change up the ingredients for this cookie and I was happy with the results.

These Cranberry Pecan bar cookies are different from their soft counterpart made with White Chocolate Chips, instead they are somewhat delicate, crispy, thin cookie bars that taste more like a shortbread cookie than a cake-like bar cookie. They are perfect with a glass of milk or a warm drink and it is also a great way to use up leftover cranberries and pecans.   

There is no other time of year that I enjoy baking as much as I do in the winter. I think it is the cold evenings and the desire to warm up the house and enjoy some comfort food. Maybe it’s partially the memories of baking with my mother when I was younger. Memories like these seem to be baked into familiar cookie and bread recipes from a long time ago.

It makes a small batch, but can be doubled.

Recipe for cranberry pecan cookie bars. This light, crisp cookie is more like a shortbread and is a great way to use up leftover nuts.

They bake in the oven until lightly brown.

Recipe for cranberry pecan cookie bars. This light, crisp cookie is more like a shortbread and is a great way to use up leftover nuts.

and you cut them into bars and let cool on wire racks. So delicious and so easy!

and you cut them into bars.

Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars

 

These crispy cranberry pecan bars are light and perfect for tea or coffee.
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Cranberry Pecan Cookie Bars

Course Cookies
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup butter melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2/3 cup pecans
  • 1/2 cup dried cranberries

Instructions

  • Grease an 8" square pan and preheat oven to 350.
  • In a bowl, beat the egg and add the other ingredients.
  • Spread mixture into greased pan.
  • Bake for 22-25 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Let cool slightly before cutting.

Cranberry pecan Cookies

 

 

 

 

 

These crispy cranberry pecan bars are light and perfect for tea or coffee.

Do you love to bake this time of year like I do?

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Erik Brenner

Thursday 19th of January 2017

This makes me very hungry.lol.

Barbara

Saturday 10th of December 2016

Sounds like a recipe I'd like to try. Flipping it for future reference.

Akaleistar

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

Winter is the perfect time for baking! Those cookie bars look so good :)

Raquel

Wednesday 7th of December 2016

They really are tasty!