Cranberry Cookie Bars ~

Carol Junkins

By
@CarolAJ

Always looking for more recipes for Cranberries !!! Found this one in my Cape Cod cookbook. It is very good !
I only had a 13 1/2 by 9 1/2 inch glass baking pan, sooo they would be thicker in a regular 13x9" pan. Hope you enjoy ~ could try using other fruits, such as blueberries which is what I am going to try next time I make this !

Rating:
★★★★★ 1 vote
Comments:
Serves:
13 x 9 inch pan
Prep:
10 Min
Cook:
25 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

1 1/2 c
sifted all purpose flour (sift before measuriing)
1 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 c
butter or margarine
1 c
granulated sugar
1/2 c
brown sugar (packed)
2
eggs
1 tsp
vanilla ( iused almond extract)
1 c
fresh or frozen cranberries, chopped
1/2 c
walnuts or pecans (optional)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Grease a 9 X 13 inch pan.
2In a bowl sift together sifted flour, baking powder and salt. (Yes sift the flour before measuring it)
3In a second bowl , cream butter and both sugars.
Add eggs one at a time, beating until fluffy.
Add vanilla. (or almond flavoring)
4Blend in dry ingredients. Stir in chopped cranberries and nuts.
Spread in greased pan.
5Bake 30 minutes. When cool, cut into bars. Do not overbake ( Mine only took 24 minutes) because of the amount of sugar, cookie dough tends to become hard and stick to the pan if overbaked.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Fruit Desserts
Main Ingredient: Fruit
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy