Delicious Cookie Bars

10 rich and gooey sweets loaded with chocolate, nuts, coconut, and peanut butter.

Lemon-Glazed Persimmon Bars

Lemon-Glazed Persimmon Bars

Sweetened with ripe persimmons and dates, and coated with a tart, toothsome, lemon-sugar glaze, these bars are a wonderful celebration of late-fall fruits. Get the recipe for Lemon-Glazed Persimmon BarsNoah Fecks
Lemon Bars

Lemon Bars

Lemon bars are a light, brightly-flavored dessert, best served with a sprinkling of confectioners' sugar. Get the recipe for Lemon BarsNoah Fecks
caramel crumb bars

Caramel Crumb Bars

These shortbread bars, with their extravagant double-layered topping—rich caramel and a crumbly butter streusel—are the perfect dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. Get the recipe for Caramel Crumb BarsTodd Coleman
Nanaimo Bars

Nanaimo Bars

A chocolate-, almond-, and coconut-enriched graham crust supports a dense layer of buttercream topped with a slick of semisweet chocolate. Get the recipe for Nanaimo BarsPenny De Los Santos
swedish visiting cake bars

Swedish Visiting Cake Bars

This recipe, originally for a cake (not bars), was given to me by a Swedish friend who prized it for its flavor, and the fact that it could be made in minutes. I enjoyed it for years before discovering the pleasures of using the recipe to make bar cookies. The crisp, beautiful almond topping was a late and welcome addition as well. Adapted from Dorie's Cookies. Get the recipe for Swedish Visiting Cake Bars »Christina Holmes
Chocolate-Glazed Toffee Bars

Chocolate-Glazed Toffee Bars

Layers of chocolate and toffee dotted with chopped pecans top a buttery crust in a classic bar cookie. Get the recipe for Chocolate-Glazed Toffee BarsHelen Rosner
Lime Bars

Lime Bars

A light dusting of confectioners' sugar tempers the intense lime pucker of these creamy bars. Get the recipe for Lime BarsHelen Rosner
Coconut Blondie Cookies

Coconut "Macaroonies"

With their powerful coconut flavor, chewy texture, and crisp edges, these gluten- and dairy-free all-coconut bar cookies (made with coconut extract, oil, and flour) are the ultimate macaron. Get the recipe for Coconut "Macaroonies" »Matt Taylor-Gross
Pecan Squares

Pecan Squares

Walnuts may be substituted for pecans in these soft, rich, and chewy cookies. Get the recipe for Pecan SquaresFarideh Sadeghin
Hungarian Shortbread

Hungarian Shortbread

The light, crumbly texture of this shortbread owes to a clever technique: freezing the dough and grating it. This recipe is based on one in Baking with Julia by Dorie Greenspan (Morrow, 1996). Get the recipe for Hungarian ShortbreadAndré Baranowski