Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Bars Recipe -
Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Bars Recipe
  • READY IN 40 mins

Cinnamon Pecan Cookie Bars

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"These bar cookies are crunchy, lightly sweet and full of cinnamon flavor."

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Original recipe makes 2 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    30 mins

    40 mins


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg yolk and vanilla until the mixture is smooth. Combine the flour and cinnamon, stir into the creamed mixture. Press the mixture evenly into the prepared pan until it is about 1/4 inch thick. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle with chopped pecans. Lightly press the pecans down into the dough.
  3. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes in the preheated oven, until golden brown at the edges. When cool, dust with confectioners' sugar and cut into squares.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 17, 2010

I am absolutely shocked by the negative reviews. Obviously, those folks didn't prepare them correctly. They are flaky, crunchy - very similar to shortbread except cinnamon-y. I get RAVES anytime I make these. So, don't let the negative reviews keep you from trying these!! These are not traditional cookies...they are supposed to be flaky, crunchy, NOT leavened ( so for heaven's sake don't add baking soda) Make sure they are pressed out evenly. And don't take them out too soon or they won't be crispy. They are not supposed to be overly sweet either..sort of like Mexican Wedding Cookies. The sweetness comes from he powdered sugar sprinkled on top. So, if you want a super sweet, sugary cookie...this is NOT it! But, if you want to try something different and you love cinnamon and pecans...then give it a try! :-)

Most Helpful Critical Review
Sep 09, 2002

Sorry but I did not care for these bars, they are much too sandy dry for my taste, even though they were easy to make. You also forgot to list the vanilla in your ingredients.


12 Ratings

Aug 29, 2002


Dec 19, 2007

Dry . . . but . . . does taste good. (Would make a good pie crust.)

Dec 18, 2006

I decided to give this one a shot in spite of the quasi negative reviews... The bars did not hold together well and were very dry. They also were not sweet at all. Maybe another egg and another 1/4c sugar would fix it?

Nov 16, 2004

these were awful! kind of like shortbread, but very crumbly and not at all crunchy.

Dec 12, 2002

Nice flavor. Not too sweet and very flaky.

Apr 09, 2012

I did not care for thie recipe...dry - like sawdust with pecans and cinnamon; the egg yolk causes the top to come off when cut.


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  • Calories
  • 152 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.7 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 29 mg
  • 10%
  • Fat
  • 11.2 g
  • 17%
  • Fiber
  • 0.9 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 57 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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