Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 3)
Reviewed: May 6, 2007
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!
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Reviewed: Feb. 17, 2007
Nothing special. Will not be making these again.
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Reviewed: Feb. 3, 2007
I made these on a larger pan than the recipe called for because it was all I had. They ended up spreading all over the place and I getting very crispy on the edges. They came out very thin and my boyfriend said he preferred the crispy ones anyway! The glaze is a nice touch,but please measure the cardamom exactly. I used a heaping tablespoon and I think the cardamom was a bit overwhelming. Use a level tablespoon or even just shy of it. Even with all the mishaps I do feel it is a good recipe. I think I will make it again in the right size pan but with a little less cardamom.
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Reviewed: Oct. 7, 2006
Delicious and unique. Sort of similiar in texture to some North Indian sweets I've had (sweet, smooth and very dense) A note for making the frosting, Do not make the frosting until after the bars come out of the oven and you are almost ready to drizzle it. This frosting stiffens very quickly as it cools and looses the nice flowing consistancy. I recommend making the frosting right before you need it, it only takes 5 minutes to make. I put watm frosting in a baggie and drizzled it over the bars. Additionally, I found I needed about 1/2 cup pecans, not 1/3.
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Reviewed: Jul. 26, 2006
These were easy to make, tasted wonderful, and made lots of cookies. Everyone loved them!
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Reviewed: Jun. 17, 2006
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!
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Reviewed: Feb. 21, 2006
I made these for my cardamom loving mom and she loved them. I had a few before giving them to her and I loved them too.
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