Sometimes, we just "NEED" a little something sweet to go with a cup of coffee. My husband is one that thinks it's the end of the world if there is nothing in the cookie jar! So, with those 2 thoughts in mind, I whipped up a batch of these bar cookies after supper. They are as quick and easy as brownies and made from ingredients you probably have on hand.
Chewy Bar Cookies
1/2 cup butter
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar ( or 2 cups of either!)
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup chopped toasted pecans
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Cream butter and sugars. Add eggs, beating well. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to creamed mixture. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Spread in greased 9x13-inch baking pan. Bake for 30 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
Helen's Notes: Omit pecans, add chocolate chips or coconut.