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Pecan Diamond Cookie Bars

Adapted from: My Great Recipes
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time1 hr
Total Time1 hr 30 mins
Course: Cookies, Desserts, Holiday Recipes
Author: Terri


For the Cookies

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 1/2 cups flour all-purpose
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/8 tsp salt

For the Pecan Topping

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 4 1/2 cups pecans chopped
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F.

For the Cookies

  • In a large mixing bowl, combine butter, sugar and shortening until well blended.
  • Mix in eggs and beat until just blended.
  • Add remaining ingredients and mix just until combined.
  • Line a 10 1/2 X 15 1/2 jelly roll pan with parchment paper and add pastry. Pat to fill surface of pan completely and use a fork to poke randomly on pastry’s surface.
  • Bake for 15 minutes. Remove from oven.

For the Pecan Topping

  • In a medium size saucepan, add butter, brown sugar, sugar and honey.
  • Bring to a boil over low heat and boil for 3 minutes.
  • Do not stir during this time.
  • Remove from heat. Add pecans and whipping cream, stirring until well combined.
  • Spread pecan mixture on pastry and bake for 35 minutes.
  • Remove from oven and let cool.
  • Once cooled, cut into diamond shapes.