Prep 6 mins
Cook 45 mins
This is a great bar cookie that I make for picnics.
- 1 1⁄2 cups sugar
- 1⁄2 cup melted butter
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1⁄2 cups flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1 (20 ounce) can crushed pineapple (drained well)
- MIX: sugar and butter; ADD eggs, one at a time: beat well after each.
- ADD: flour; baking soda; salt, mix well.
- ADD pineapple and nuts.
- Mix well.
- Spray 9x13 pan, bake 350°F degrees, 45 minutes or golden brown.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar.
- Cool, cut into bars.
Just a GREAT Cookie!! Thanks for a sweet treat :-)
My husband requested I make these-it was a recipe from his Granny-and when I searched the internet for details that her handwritten note left out (ie what kind of nuts, was it a two layer bar or all one batter?) I found this recipe with the exact same ingredients, including UNSPECIFIED "nuts"!! I chose pecans but suspect she used Walnuts. I also used a small pan that she used but next time, will definitely try 9x13 pan. The smaller pan made a coffee cake type confection, rather than a bar cookie, still delicious! But the center was a bit al dente (still delicious!). Will definitely make it again.
These bars were good, but even better when frosted with a Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting, which I posted in my review. I found the bars were done when I baked them for exactly 27 minutes. I think if you bake them 45 minutes, (as suggested) they'll burn. Here's my recipe for the Pineapple Cream Cheese Frosting: 4 ounces cream cheese, (softened) 2 Tablespoons butter, (softened) 2 Tablespoons of pineapple juice, (that you can use from the 20 ounce can in the bar recipe) 3 cups powdered sugar, and 3-4 Tablespoons of chopped walnuts. Mix the cream cheese, butter, pineapple juice and powdered sugar thoroughly. Frost cooled bars, and sprinkle with the chopped walnuts. P.S. I also added a 1/2 cup chopped walnuts to the bar recipe as well. Beve, with these bars frosted, I give this recipe 5 STARS. Thank you for the recipe Beve!!