July 4th Cookie Bars

Well hello there!  Today I’m sharing a classic cookie bar recipe from Nestle Toll House® !  These chocolate chip and pecan cookie bars coated with a fluffy buttercream icing are a yummy treat for any Independence day celebration.

I love the sweet and salty flavor of these treats!  Try them out!

Chocolate Chip and Pecan Cookie Bars

  • Servings: 20-25
  • Time: 40 minutes
  • Difficulty: easy
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Cookie Recipe by Nestle Toll House®

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Cookie Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup Sugar
  • 3/4 cup Brown Sugar (packed, light or dark)
  • 2 sticks of Butter, softened
  • 2 Large Eggs
  • 1 tsp Salt
  • 1 tsp Baking SODA
  • 2 1/2 cup Flour
  • 2 cups of Nestle Toll House Milk Chocolate Chips®
  • 1 cup Pecans, chopped (I used 1/2 cup chopped pecans, then 1/2 cup of finely chopped)

Directions:

  • Cream the butter and sugars together.
  • Add the eggs and mix.
  • Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a large bowl.
  • Mix in the flour combo a cup at a time.
  • Add pecans and chocolate chips until fully combined.
  • Grease a 15×10 inch jelly roll pan. (pan with approx 1 inch edges)
  • Spread dough evenly across the pan filling in all areas.
  • Bake at 375°F for 20-25 minutes.
  • Let cool on a cooling rack. (You can either flip it out on a baker’s rack or if you don’t feel comfortable doing that then just leave it in the pan to cool.)

Buttercream Icing Ingredients:

  • 1 stick of Butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup of Crisco Shortening
  • 1 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 4 cups of Confectioner’s Sugar
  • 2 tbsp Milk (in an emergency you could use creamer, I used Coconut Creamer 😀 lol!)
  • Sky Blue Gel Food Coloring

Directions:

  • Cream the butter and shortening.
  • Add in vanilla and milk.
  • Whip adding 1 cup of confectioner’s sugar at a time.
  • Add desired amount of blue food coloring.  I used 4 drops of Sky Blue.

To Finish:

  • Spread icing across the top of the cookie until it’s an even surface.
  • Top with festive themed sprinkles.
  • Slice in small squares and enjoy!

Photos are property of Katy from http://www.redbirdrecipes.com

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