These Baklava Bar Cookies are one of the most creative uses of packaged cookie mix that I’ve ever seen. I really need to update the photo and plan to in the near future.
To make Baklava Bar Cookies, You take a pack of Betty Crocker brand sugar cookie mix, stir in egg, butter and lemon to form a dough, then press the dough into a pan to make a crust. After baking for 15 minutes, you then top with a mixture of nuts, sugar, butter, cinnamon and (the brilliant part) broken phyllo dough cups. Next you bake the filling, then drizzle on a lemon honey glaze.
Here’s a link to the recipe which was created by my friend Debbie Vanni. Debbie lives in Libertyville, IL where she has turned her cellar into a huge cookbook library. You can find her at The Culinary Cellar.
thank you to share such good recipe with us. I have a problem I don’t know if I should pour warm syrup on warm cookies or let them cool.
I am looking forward to trying this recipe. I just tried another winning recipe in the Betty Crocker contest, the Apple Cheesecake bars. They are delicious! I’ve already made your Chocolate Peanut Potato chip creation too and they are super delicious too!! My friends and family love me because I keep giving away all these delicious treats. I tell them that they should be thanking Anna instead of me and of course I recommend your blog to them.
Tori, I’m waiting for a review on the baklava cookies. I loved them, but only ate one and gave the rest to my dad, who gave them to his co-workers.
Janet and Jackie, thanks for the nice comments.
Jackie, if you get a cookie jar make sure it’s air-tight. Some of them are more decorative than useful. For instance, my cow cookie jar.
Congratulations on winning the Betty Crocker contest. I just got the e-mail announcing that you are the winner. I feel like I know you so when I was telling my husband about it I felt like I was telling him about something a friend of mine had won.
You are an inspiration. Right now I am in the middle of moving to NC but I plan on baking often when I am settled in the new home. You have inspired me and shown me that no matter what is going on there is always time to bake cookies and cakes! So I plan on always keeping the cookie jar full in the new house and I will be trying a lot of your wonderful recipes.
A BIG congratulations to you for winning the Betty Crocker Cookie Mix Contest! I just saw your picture on the email I received from BC….I took a double take…IT’S Anna! I know you mentioned those bars had won but I didn’t know it was this year! I am thrilled for you. Thanks for all the great recipes!
I also am laughing because when you drink coffee, you sound like me. I bet you’d be able to pick out the posts I wrote while on a caffeine buzz.
When I checked out the site again today just before I linked you and it, this recipe really caught my eye. I am going to try it as soon as I get to the store for the ingredients!