MHL Northwest Pecan Treats
A special cookie to enjoy at your upcoming holiday parties is a yummy treat the Lodge highlights in their fresh baked repertoire...
3 c all purpose flour, we use pastry flour for a finer crust
2 c granulated sugar, divided
1/2 tsp salt
1c + 3 Tbsp butter, divided
4 eggs, slightly beaten
1 1/2 c dark corn syrup
1 3/4 tsp pure vanilla
1/3 c dried NW cherries
2 1/2 c chopped pecans
*Preheat oven to 350. Well grease the sides and bottom of a 15x10x1" baking pan with butter.
* In a large bowl combine flour, 1/2 c sugar & the salt.
*With a pastry blender (or 2 knives will work held crisscross) cut in 1 c. butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
*Press crust mixture firmly and evenly into the prepared baking pan.
*Bake 20 minutes.
*Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt the remaining 3 Tbsp butter.
*In large bowl stir eggs, corn syrup, remaining 1 1/2 c sugar, butter and vanilla until blended.
*Stir in pecans and cherries until blended.
*Spread evenly over hot crust.
*Bake 25 minutes or until set.
*Cool. Cut into bars. We like to cut on the diagonal for diamond bars. Store in the refrigerator.