A chocolate brownie that sandwiches a rich cheesecake layer.
Bar cookies are halfway between a cake, and a cookie. In general, they are baked in a pan (although there are many no-bake varieties) and, when cooled, sliced into squares or rectangles. They differ from cakes because the dough is much stiffer than that of a cake, and once baked, you have a denser product that is usually easy to eat with your fingers (like a cookie). On the other end of the spectrum, the walls of a cake pan allow you to bake a more liquid ingredient such as custard or cheesecake filling that will then solidify during baking. This allows the baking of the bar cookies in several distinct layers that give them an attractive and sophisticated look. Baking up a batch of bars is often a quick way to make cookies for a crowd, because unlike other forms of cookies, you don’t have to shape each cookie individually…you bake it all at once. Is something missing? Submit your favorite bar cookie recipe here!
Pumpkin & chocolate cheesecakes swirled together over a graham crust.
Chocolate chip cookie base, Oreo cookie center, topped with brownie batter
Moist, chewy bar with fresh ginger for a punch of flavor and a crust of turbinado sugar
Confection of sweetened condensed milk and coconut, popular in the UK and Australia
Decadent chocolate-peanut cheesecake using Snickers bars
A slightly sweet cornbread with pumpkin and spices, served hot with honey butter
Brownies and cheesecake combine the color, holiday flavors of pumpkin spices.