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ISO--old timey bar cookie recipe!

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ISO--old timey bar cookie recipe!

sarahvagaca | Dec 3, 2007 05:10 PM

My mom used to make a bar cookie that I loved but she lost the recipe some years ago and I've never been able to track it down or recreate it. I'm hoping some of you CH bakers can help!

As I said, it's a very simple bar cookie--some kind of a basic cookie base topped with chocolate chips (either semi-sweet or milk chocolate, I'm not sure) and pecans. What made it distinct was the cookie base--it had an almost toffee-like taste and texture. Definitely a bar cookie and not actual toffee, but it fell somewhere in the middle. It was sweet with that toffee-ish taste and a little on the harder side like toffee as opposed to a softer bar cookie. Definitely not a graham cracker base, and I'm pretty sure there wasn't any sweetened condensed milk involved.

I know it's not some unusual recipe and it's one that's been around for years but I can't remember what they were known as which is the only way I think I'd be able to find it online. I've done ingredient searches on recipe sites, but I don't remember exactly what was in it other than the obvious and every recipe I've tried hasn't been it.

If this rings any bells for anyone, I'd love some suggestions! Thanks!

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