Looking for a quick and easy cookie recipe? Try these Caramel Bar Cookies. They’re so easy to make, require basic ingredients you probably have in your kitchen, and are really good.
I love cookies but am not really thrilled about baking them. Baking cookies in my opinion are tedious when you have to scoop, drop, press, or place cookie dough on a sheet one at a time. It’s also pretty time consuming when your oven will fit just 2 sheets at a time. You end up baking cookies all day if you’re making a lot of cookies. That’s why I love bar cookies! You spread the cookie dough in a 9″ x 13″ pan, bake, and cut into squares or rectangles. You can bake dozens of cookies in just an hour or so.
Here’s a hint about cutting bar cookies, I use a pizza wheel cutter. The pizza cutter lets you cut quick straight lines smoothly. First I cool the sheet then gently flip it over so the whole thing comes out. To do this I place a cutting board on top of the pan then flip it over slowly, you don’t what the cookie to crack or split. Then I usually start cutting at the midpoint length wise (the 9″ section of the pan) then from the midpoint on the 13″ section of the pan. Then I cut the 2 sections on the 9″ side of the pan in half so I have 4 sections each is 2 1/4″. Then I cut the 2 sections on the 13″ side into 3rds. so I have 6 sections each is just a bit over 2″. This gives me a total of 24 cookies that are almost square shaped, each cookie measures about 2 1/4″ x 2″.
There are many different bar cookies out there but if you’re looking for an easy one then you’ll love these Caramel Bar Cookies! Try them out I’m sure they’re destined to become a family favorite!
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Caramel Bar Cookies
1/2 Cup Butter – melted
2 Cups Brown Sugar – packed
2 Cups Flour – sifted
2 Tsp. Vanilla
1 Tbl. Baking Powder
1/2 Tsp. Salt
Mix Butter and brown sugar with a mixer.
Add Eggs and mix well.
Mix dry ingredients in a bowl then add to butter mixture.
Mix until well combined.
Add vanilla and mix in.
Oil a 9″ x 13″ pan very well, be sure you oil the sides as well.
Spread cookie dough evenly in pan.
Bake in a pre-heated 350 degree oven for about 25 – 30 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.
Remove from oven and cool about 15 minutes the cut into squares.