Rich and buttery, fun to make and a treat to share and enjoy, these are classic cookies with an added crunch from Nutkrack pecans! We are grateful to our photographer Amy for this recipe and photo, and as always we thank her kids for helping in the Nutkrack test kitchens!
A customer challenged us to make bars as good as the ones he brought in to the shop — he called his "Ideal Bars" after a neighborhood tavern. If you know the place, you know why the name fits. With a shortbread crust and a gooey chewy filling, these bars are so good that maybe you can hold on and wait until a real chocolate pecan pie comes along! They are not difficult to make and are a great dessert or snack. Use Classic Nutkrack or try Firekracker for a more unusual twist!
Thank you to Jonathan Weerts for the inspiration! Follow him on IG @weertsj