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Here are several bar cookie recipes. Bar Cookies are baked in square or rectangular pans, and most drop cookie recipes can be adapted into bar cookies.

Lemon Bars a.k.a. Lemon Snowbars

Lemon Snowbars
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When I think of bar cookies, I think of Lemon Snowbars. They were one of the first bar cookies I ever made.

It was so cool to see them in the latest Nancy Drew movie. She carried them in a tin in her purse. She'd pull one out when she needed to get answers from a criminal.

Raspberry Bar Cookies

Raspberry Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Raspberry Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Raspberry Bar Cookies are seen often at potlucks and Christmas parties.

Cranberry Crunch Bars are very similar to this recipe.

Chocolate Nut Bars

Chocolate Nut Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Chocolate Nut Bars Photo (c)by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
If you enjoy that chocolate and nuts combination, you'll just love this very tasty cookie recipe for Chocolate Nut Bars.

Oatmeal Bar Cookies

Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
I love these Oatmeal Bar Cookies, because they're just like eating a homemade granola bar.

Crispy Rice Cereal Bars a.k.a. Rice Krispies Treats

Crispy Rice Cereal Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Crispy Rice Cereal Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Kids, young and old alike, love these sweet and crispy bars, Crispy Rice Cereal Bars a.k.a. Rice Krispies Treats.

Rice Krispies Treats don't taste as good as you remembered? The reason for that is that the recipe on the cereal box now is made with less butter. You'll find both versions in this recipe.

Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies

Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Not only do these Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies taste delicious, they are loaded with fiber. These Sunflower Almond Bar Cookies can also be made into drop cookies. Look at the bottom of the recipe for the baking directions.

Blondies

Blondies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Blondies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com, Inc.
Brenken6 wrote about this recipe for Blondies: "You should change the name of these to Heaven in a Pan. Yum! The best blondies I have made so far. I used toasted pecans and white chocolate chips. Excellent!"

Loaded Blondies are chocked-full of tasty ingredients.

Apple Butter Oat Bars

Apple Butter Oat Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
Apple Butter Oat Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli
These Apple Butter Oat Bars are full of yummy ingredients that spice-up any regular bar cookie.

Brownies

Ultimate Brownies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
Ultimate Brownies Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com.
I know that Brownies are pretty much a dessert category all on their own. They could be considered the original bar cookie.

The Best Brownies
My Absolute Favorite Brownies
Step by Step Photo Instructions for Making Brownies

Clean Your Pantry Bars

Clean Your Pantry Cookie Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
Clean Your Pantry Cookie Bars Photo (c) by Carroll Pellegrinelli, licensed to About.com
I came up with this recipe for Clean Your Pantry Bars the other day when I realized I had an extra can of sweetened condensed milk, graham crackers and a bunch of opened bags of baking treats in my pantry.

This recipe is very similar to Magic Cookie Bars and layer bars.
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