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Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies


Ingredients

1 cup butter, softened

1 cup butter, softened

½ cup white sugar

½ cup white sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

½ cup packed brown sugar

1 egg, separated

1 egg, separated

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

2 cups all-purpose flour

2 cups all-purpose flour

1 tablespoon cardamom

1 tablespoon cardamom

¾ teaspoon salt

¾ teaspoon salt

⅓ cup chopped pecans

⅓ cup chopped pecans

1 ½ tablespoons Butter

1 ½ tablespoons Butter

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

1 cup confectioners’ sugar

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 tablespoon milk, or as needed

1 tablespoon milk, or as needed

Directions

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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)

* 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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