Friday, April 19, 2013

Baklava Bars

Baklava Bars

Cookie Base
1 pouch sugar cookie mix (dry mix NOT refrigerated)
1/2 c. butter, softened
1/2 tsp. grated lemon peel
1 egg

1 1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/3 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter, softened
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/8 tsp. salt

1/3 c. honey
2 Tbsp. butter, softened
1 Tbsp. brown sugar
1/2 tsp. lemon juice
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. vanilla

Heat oven to 350.  Spray bottom of 13 x 9 inch pan.

Mix together cookie base ingredients.  Press into pan.  Bake for 15 minutes.

Mix walnuts, sugar, 1/4 c. butter, 1 tsp. cinnamon and salt until crumbly. Sprinkle over cookie base. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes or until golden.

In small saucepan mix 1/3 c. honey, 2 Tbsp. butter, brown sugar, lemon juice and 1/4 tsp. cinnamon. Heat over low heat until bubbly.  Stir in vanilla.  Drizzle evenly over filling.  Cool completely before cutting into bars.  Store at room temperature.

Adapted from Betty Crocker

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