I may be a dessert person, and I’m always on the lookout for the best bar cookie recipes. Some links are affiliate links that earn me a commission if you purchase through them.
Why do I love bar cookies so much? Partly it’s because I put them in one pan and they bake. I don’t have to pull pan after pan from the oven, reload the cookie sheets, and keep putting them in over and over.
So really.. it’s because I’m lazy?
But you can also do so much more with bar cookies than you can with traditional cookies. You can layer on the flavor and include more textures, which makes them even more delicious.
That isn’t to say I don’t make my share of cookies, but bar cookies? I’m all about them.
This one is my go to tool for just about anything I bake. I hate using a knife on my pans because it scratches them up. Instead, I use my bench scraper to make clean cut lines without scratching anything for my bar cookies.
Ideally, you’ll have some leftovers to enjoy another day. The best way to keep them fresh is to store them on your counter (unless otherwise directed) in an airtight container. These are hands down my favorites.
So technically these aren't bar cookies, but you do make them in one batch, so.... enjoy these cute muffin size cookies with a secret treasure inside. So soft and chewy and absolutely delicious. It's a great way to use "extra" Halloween candy.
Tender layers of sandy shortbread surround a schmear of your favorite jam or preserves to create an irresistible sweet-citrusy treat. It’s the dessert you make when you want to effortlessly impress a crowd with a unique, but deliciously familiar, cookie bar recipe.
Move over plain ole’ Oatmeal Fudge Bars, there is a new recipe in town and they are about to rock your world. Monster Cookie Oatmeal Fudge Bars have all of the traditional elements with extra special ingredients everyone will go crazy for.
Cranberry Pomegranate Walnut Bars are the perfect wintery recipe to add to your Christmas Baking list.A crumb crust is layered with sweet and tart cranberries and topped with a crunchy and crumbly walnut topping.
Oatmeal Fruit Bars are chewy, brown sugar bars filled to overflowing with chopped fruit! They make a great grab and go breakfast or a filling snack for lunch boxes and care packages. Dip the bars in chocolate for an especially luscious treat!
This special flavor is reminiscent of “cereal milk." You know how the milk at the bottom of a bowl of cereal has a sweet, slightly salty, grain flavor? Well, if you love cereal milk, you’ll really love this new malted milk recipe for bar cookies.
Fall in love with these gluten free 7 layer bars. They're filled with amazing flavor and are quick and easy to make. A great twist on your classic magic bars, dream bars, seven layer cookies - or whatever you call them at home!
Enjoy this easy recipe that is a dairy free twist on a traditional favorite. You'll never make them from a box again. The coconut oil elevates the bars to an amazing flavor profile, even for those who aren't avoiding dairy.
Monster Cookie Bars turn a fully-loaded family-favorite cookie recipe into a dessert that you can make with less than 15 minutes of work and in only one bowl. They are filled with peanut butter, oats, chocolate chips, and M&M candies, but they have no flour, so they are naturally gluten free!
These bars are the stuff dreams are made of so I decided to call them gluten-free Peanut Butter Christmas Dream Bars. I love these gluten-free Christmas treats and think you and your loved ones will, too!
Classic toffee bars reinvented with no butter, no oil, no eggs, and no refined sugar. These are delightfully dense and chewy bars that have that classic toffee flavor thanks to the pecan butter and coconut sugar.
In your mind, what are the best bar cookies?
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