Brown Sugar Chewies (Bar Cookies)

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I don’t make bar cookies often enough. These were so simple to put together and completely delicious.

And if you’re impatient like me short on time, you don’t even have to wait for the butter to soften, because you melt it instead. Awesome!

Brown Sugar Chewies

The word “chewies” really is the perfect thing to describe these beauties. They were soft and chewy and disappeared in a flash.

Brown Sugar Chewies

Seeing how easy these were to put together has me wanting to try new bar cookie recipes. Do you have any favorites? Share ’em in the comments below.

Brown Sugar Chewies

Brown Sugar Chewies
Paula Deen

Total Time: 30 min
Prep: 5 min
Cook: 25 min
Yield: 9 servings

1/4 cup butter
1 cup packed light brown sugar
1 egg, beaten
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 cup chopped pecans
Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray an 8-inch square pan with vegetable oil cooking spray.

In a small saucepan, melt the butter. Turn off the heat, add the brown sugar and stir until smooth. Stir in the egg. Stir together the flour and baking powder and stir into the brown sugar mixture. Stir in the vanilla and pecans. Pour the batter into the prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. When cool, dust the top with a sifting of confectioners’ sugar.

Big Flavors Rating: 4 Stars

  • Lori H

    I have two favorites. The first is French lemon bars, and the second is pecan fingers that are just like a pecan pie in bar cookie form. I’ll have to try these sometime. They look so chewy and delicious!

    • Are French lemon bars different from lemon bars? Or are they all French? Too bad I hated lemon back when I was a kid, or we could have enjoyed them together more often 😉

      • Lori H

        I’m not sure – I think they’re the same thing. Perhaps we can enjoy them together on our next visit! 🙂

  • Guest

    I’m not sure….I just know the recipe I had was called French Lemon Bars. They probably are the same thing. Maybe we can enjoy them together on our next visit! 🙂

  • I actually HATE baking cookies because of all the batches that need to go into the oven…so bar cookies are kind of my dessert dream. Love this chewy amazing brown sugary version!

  • nmin

    Do u think these would go with chocolate chips? And basically be similar to choc chip cookies?