English Cookie Bars Recipe - Allrecipes.com
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English Cookie Bars

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"Dense bar cookies with a hint of coffee flavor. Nicely spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg."

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Original recipe makes 1 - 9x13 inch pan Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    30 mins

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Grease a 9x13 inch pan.
  2. In a large bowl, mix together the butter, brown sugar, eggs and applesauce. Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg; stir into the batter alternately with the cold coffee. Finally, mix in the raisins and pecans. Spread the batter evenly into the prepared pan.
  3. Bake for 15 to 20 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into bars.
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Dec 18, 2003

Very English (i.e. little taste)! It wasn't bad, it just didn't live up to my expectations. With the coffee, cinnamon and nutmeg I was expecting something really tasty, but it's not very striking, but it does go nicely after a spicy dinner.

 
Feb 16, 2005

The description of this bar cookie is accurately delicious. I made these for a cookie swap to send to college age daughters. They were the only 'healthy' option. The response on them was great. One girl thought they were a good quick breakfast-on-the-go. I made them with unbleached flour and a little less sugar. I personally prefer them without the sugar frosting and wrapped some individually to freeze for a few weeks. I served them this morning and think they tasted even better!

 

4 Ratings

Feb 14, 2011

Very subtle spice flavours. I added a confectioners sugar and lemon juice glaze which brought out the flavours a bit more. Very cake like texture and rise and had to increase cooking time by almost 20 minutes to get center cooked. Would be a great breakfast sweet.

 
Mar 22, 2010

I thought it was delicious, very moist. It was more like a cake so next time I will use a jellyroll pan. Too me bars should be thin. I used 1 cup brown sugar I didn’t have raisins so I used dried cranberries. I gave it 4 stars because I changed the recipe! I think a glaze would be nice.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 190 kcal
  • 10%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 28.6 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 28 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 7.7 g
  • 12%
  • Fiber
  • 1.1 g
  • 4%
  • Protein
  • 2.7 g
  • 5%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

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

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