Bar cookies are easy to make and so efficient. You don't have to individually shape each cookie, and each recipe makes a large amount. These are my favorite bar cookie recipes. From simple shortbread to indulgent layered bars, these recipes are the ones I make when feeding a group of people or preparing for the holidays. They span the range of simple (Cookie Brittle) to indulgent (Oatmeal Carmelitas), and include flavors that range from peanut butter to lemon and fruit. Enjoy these easy recipes!
This classic bar cookie recipe is simply spectacular. I've improved upon the original recipe by adding more chocolate chips and a thicker oatmeal base and topping. You can use caramel ice cream topping mixed with a little flour for the caramel layer, but please, try it with real caramels at least once in your life!
This indulgent recipe uses brownie mix(es), and ready to spread chocolate frosting, but the end product is so rich and delicious your guests will never guess you took shortcuts. The peanut butter and chocolate topping and the frosting both melt into the brownie, making this one of the best bar cookie recipes ever.
A brown sugar-oatmeal crust forms the bottom and top layers of this delicious bar cookie recipe. And the middle is made of a creamy and fudgy brownie. What more could you want?
This rich brownie has a wonderful creamy and crunchy nut layer baked on top. You can use any chopped nut in this easy and decadent recipe. Other good combinations include pecans and cashews, or walnuts and filberts.