Caramel Cashew Cookie Bars

We're kicking off December baking in the kitchen! This year, I'm working my mixer on overdrive and have quite a few treats on a very long list to make for family and friends. I'm excited since friends are coming over to roll up our sleeves and get our bake on. Do you have any baking plans in store for the holidays? If you need some ideas, stay tuned as I have some cookie recipes to share. One in particular is this cookie - Caramel Cashew Cookie Bars. These cookies have a butter vanilla sugar cookie base that's studded with chopped cashews and swirled with a caramel sauce...


Prep time: 5 minutes
Total time: 15-17 minutes
Servings: 12 bars


1 package Krusteaz Butter Vanilla Sugar Cookie Mix
2 eggs
1 stick (1/2 cup) butter or margarine, softened
1/2 cup salted cashews, finely chopped
1/4 cup caramel ice cream topping


Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease 13x9x2 inch pan.

In a large bowl, combine cookie mix, eggs, butter, cashews and caramel topping until dough forms, hand kneading if necessary. Evenly press dough into prepared pan. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.

Remove cookie bars from oven and allow to cool thoroughly before cutting. Store cooled cookies in airtight container.