Brown Sugar Chewies
Desserts,  Easy,  Recipes,  Vegetarian

Brown Sugar Chewies (Bar Cookies)

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

Ashley Covelli is a food photographer, recipe developer, and culinary instructor based in Ossining, New York. She loves helping people become enthusiastic and adventurous in the kitchen so that they can build skills and confidence to cook for themselves and their loved ones. She can almost always be found with at least 3 different beverages within arm's reach.


  • 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!

  • 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! 🙂

  • Joanne (eats well with others)

    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!

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