Pecan Pie Cookie Bars

Pecan Pie Cookie Bars
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  1. Pecan Pie Cookie Bars
  2. Makes: 24 bars
  3. Crust
  4. 2 cups flour
  5. 1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
  6. 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  7. 1 cup butter, room temperature
  8. Filling
  9. 1 1/2 cups dark corn syrup
  10. 2/3 cup dark brown sugar
  11. 4 large eggs
  12. 1/3 cup flour
  13. 2 teaspoons vanilla
  14. 1/2 teaspoon salt
  15. 1 1/2 cups toasted coarsely-chopped pecans
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F
  2. Combine the flour, confectioners’ sugar and baking powder in a large bowl and whisk to combine
  3. Using a hand or stand mixer, beat in the butter to the flour mixture until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs
  4. Line a 9-by-13-inch baking pan with foil that extends to the edges of the pan
  5. Press crust mixture evenly into the pan and bake for 15 minutes
While the crust is baking, make the filling
  1. Combine all filling ingredients into a bowl, except the pecans
  2. Once filling is smooth and combined, stir in the pecans
  3. When the crust has finished baking, remove from oven and evenly spread with pecan filling
  4. Put the filled pan back in the oven and bake for another 30-35 minutes, or until a knife is inserted and comes out clean
  5. Cool completely, then cut into squares for serving