Pretty. Delicious. [Cookie Bars]

Pretty. Delicious.

The release of our How Sweet It Is recipe collection seemed like the perfect opportunity to share one of the Pretty. Delicious. selections. These decadent treats appeal to sweet seekers of every age and at every occasion. Pull out your colorful kitchen accessories and whip up a batch of Grandma Witte’s Novel Cookie Bars: Shared by Anne Niezer, Vera Bradley Sample Maker.

Grandma Witte's Novel Cookie Bars

“This recipe brings back such fond memories of my Grandma Witte. Growing up with my 8 siblings next door to my grandparents was special in itself. The smell of Christmas cookies baking in the oven from Grandma’s kitchen made it extra special—you knew Christmas time was near. Over the generations Grandma’s Novel Cookie Bars are still being enjoyed by her great-great-great grandchildren.” – Anne Niezer, Sample Maker

Grandma Witte's Novel Cookie Bars

Grandma Witte’s Novel Cookie Bars


Cookie Dough
2 eggs, beaten
1 ½ cups flour
1 cup sugar
½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon vanilla extract

1 cup brown sugar
1 egg white, beaten until stiff
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups pecans, chopped

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Grease and flour a 13” x 9” x 2” pan.
2. Combine all dough ingredients in medium bowl and mix well with an electric mixer. Spread dough evenly into pan.
3. In another medium bowl, mix together the brown sugar, egg white and vanilla. Spread smoothly over top of dough, and sprinkle with pecans. Bake about 20-30 minutes or until golden brown.

Makes 24 cookie bars

Grandma Witte's Novel Cookie Bars

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10 Responses to Pretty. Delicious. [Cookie Bars]

  1. P's Mom says:

    How many pecans are needed? They are not listed with the ingredients.

  2. Donna Riley Smith says:

    OMG! I remember my grandmother making these. They are so yummy! I found her recipe on a 3×5 card hand written in faded blue ink and stained. She called them Hoosier Bars! Very appropriate for Indianna

  3. Joyce Linus says:

    I love the midnight blues large duffel that I have. it has plenty of room and it is great for travel on airplane. also love the pattern, have it in pocketbook for summer also…

  4. Olivia Pink is Perfect!

  5. Marie O says:

    Thanks for the trip down memory lane! I had forgot about these delicious treats.

  6. Courtney Radley says:

    I just made these today and although quite yummy, they did not turn out like cookie bars. It’s more like a coffee cake. Not sure if I did something wrong. I followed instructions exactly. Also my topping didn’t look like that at all. It just sort of baked into the cake. But again, still tasty.

  7. Stella says:

    Delicious! Do you have more cookie recipes?

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