Diva Tasting: Cardamom Nut Bars…

Cardamom Nut Bars


1 Cup Butter, Softened

1 Cup Packed Brown Sugar

1 Egg, Separated

1 Tablespoon Vanilla Extract

2 Cups All-Purpose Flour

1 Tablespoon Cardamom

¾ Teaspoon Salt

1 Cup Chopped Pecans (¼ Cup Reserved)


2 Tablespoons Butter

1 Cup Confectioners’ Sugar

1 Teaspoon Vanilla Extract

1 Tablespoon Milk, Or As Needed


Step 1-Preheat the oven to 275 degrees F (135 degrees C). Grease a 9×13 inch pan.

Step 2-In a large bowl, cream together 1 cup of butter, brown sugar until light and fluffy. Mix in the egg yolk and 1 tablespoon of vanilla fold in ½ cup pecans. Combine the flour, cardamom and salt; stir into the batter until it forms a soft dough. Spread evenly in the prepared pan. Brush the top with egg white and sprinkle reserved pecans over the top.

Step 3-Bake for 1 hour in the preheated oven. Prepare the frosting while the cookies bake.

Step 4-Melt the remaining butter in a saucepan over low heat until it starts to brown. Remove from the heat and stir in confectioners’ sugar until smooth. Stir in enough milk to achieve a drizzling consistency. Drizzle frosting onto the bars when warm. Cool, then cut into bars.

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