Chocolate Espresso Pie Bars

These fantastic cookie bars are the real deal– rich dark chocolate, strong espresso and a dash of cinnamon baked in a buttery brown sugar pie crust.  They are so good!  So good, so good!  This is a big batch recipe, baked on a large cookie sheet, so you will end up with extras to put in your freezer, plus have some to share with your friends and some to keep all to yourself…   Read More

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Sugar cookie bars

One bite of this retro style cookie bar and you will be transported back to those days after school with cookies and milk at the kitchen counter!  This soft but sturdy cookie is buttery, full of vanilla flavor, and covered with a rich but not–too-sweet vanilla buttercream frosting.  The bar cookie style saves time, and also means that if you cut your bars really big, you are still just having one delicious indulgence.  Tint and bedazzle the frosting as you see fit–  Read More


Irish cream chocolate coffee bars

After the corned beef and cabbage, Guinness and soda bread, a sweet little pick-me-up is in order… This delicious cookie bar will hit the spot, as it combines a trifecta of most agreeable flavors, chocolate,  coffee and Irish Cream liqueur into a fudgy brownie-like treat. Read More


Ginger lime streusel bars

A little ginger, a lot of lime, and a dash of almond– what a combination of flavors!  The almond- shortbread base is topped with lime curd and crystallized ginger, and a good amount of almond streusel topping covers it all.  These bars come together quickly, freeze well and look pretty on a cookie platter.   Read More


Layered chocolate espresso bars

Here’s a two-for-one to start your coffee break:  these cookie bars will not only give you a tasty chocolate and cream flavor combo in each bite,  but will also provide a satisfying caffeine buzz.  A subtly cinnamon flavored cream filling is layered between a rich chocolate glaze and a brownie base for a sophisticated and delicious cookie bar.  Decorate it with some espresso beans or chocolate shavings and it will be ready to climb into the bakery case. Read More


Cranberry white chocolate blondies

This cookie bar earns an A+!  Most importantly, it is delicious: a white chocolate and brown sugar shortbread with tart little bites of cranberry through out, a creamy frosting and topped with more white chocolate and cranberries.  It is also a simple and forgiving recipe, and– bonus!– it is a colorful addition to any cookie tray. Read More