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Cranberry-Macadamia Bars

This recipe elevates plain old sugar cookie mix into festive, elegant bar cookies. Your friends will never believe they were made from a mix!

Ingredients

  • 1 pouch sugar cookie mix
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/3 cup butter or margarine, melted
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 cup sweetened dried cranberries
  • 1 cup macadamia nuts, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup white vanilla baking chips
  • 1 teaspoon oil

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Blend cookie mix, 1/3 cup (non-melted) butter and egg until soft dough forms. Press dough in bottom of greased 9-inch square pan. Bake for 15 minutes.
  3. Heat 1/3 cup melted butter, brown sugar and cranberries over medium heat, stirring constantly, until mixture comes to a boil.
  4. Spoon and spread cranberry mixture evenly over partially baked cookie base. Sprinkle with nuts. Bake 10 to 15 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely.
  5. In resealable freezer plastic bag, mix baking chips and oil; seal bag. Microwave on high 30 to 45 seconds, squeezing mixture in bag every 15 seconds until smooth.
  6. Cut ¼-inch top from corner of bag; drizzle over bars. Store in airtight container.

 

 

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