Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies

Pecan Cardamom Bar Cookies

Lea M. 0

"I have been making these delicious cookies for my family for 15 years, they love the pecan and cardamom flavor."


1 h 20 m servings 122 cals
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Original recipe yields 36 servings



  • Calories:
  • 122 kcal
  • 6%
  • Fat:
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.9g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a 10x15 inch jellyroll pan.
  2. In a large bowl, cream together 1cup of butter, white sugar and brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of vanilla. Combine the flour, cardamom and salt; stir into the batter until it forms a soft dough. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle pecans over the top.
  3. Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Prepare the frosting while the cookies bake.
  4. Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat until it starts to brown. Remove from the heat and stir in confectioners' sugar until smooth. Stir in enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting onto the bars when warm. Cool, then cut into bars.
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  1. 28 Ratings


This is a very pretty and exotic looking and tasting cookie. The jelly roll pan is essentially a baking sheet with sides - and you probably have one. It does need to be the specified size thou...

Delicious and unique. Sort of similiar in texture to some North Indian sweets I've had (sweet, smooth and very dense) A note for making the frosting, Do not make the frosting until after the ba...

Really really good. Everyone at work loved them; had 3 requests for the recipe. I used almost 1 1/2 cups pecans and still could have used more :). Definitely cut while warm and do not make th...

I love the flavor of cardamom, and any cookie that turns out as good as these, even when half the butter has been accidentally left out deserves 5 stars! I had read about how thick and sticky th...

These are pretty good, but the cookie portion was not nearly as good as I was expecting based on other reviews, so perhaps I did something wrong. I used over 1 cup of pecans and that was just a...

I was called to bake for Church Bake Sale so I decided to try this recipe. If I didn't like it I could bake something else. I don't want to give these to the bake sale! I did wet my palms with...

These were excellent and easy! I love baking with cardamom and am glad to have another great recipe. The bars have a nice shortbread texture without being dry.

I made these for my cardamom loving mom and she loved them. I had a few before giving them to her and I loved them too.

Will not make these again because I couldn't taste the cardamom; cutting them into bars was next to impossible, they break and crumble; pecans should be mixed in, a lot were wasted by placing th...