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Today I am sharing with you some of the wonderful recipes I had the opportunity to make while I was at the Betty Crocker Test Kitchens. We made 7 different recipes while I was there. These Cranberry Macadamia Bars were by far my all time favorite. They come together very quickly and are out of this world delicious! The photo above is courtesy of Betty Crocker…the one below is the one I took while I visited there. I have included the printable recipe with the step by step instructions, and the photos I took in Betty’s very kitchen.
1. Mix your sugar cookie pouch with 1/3 C melted butter and egg until a soft dough forms. Be careful not to pour the hot butter over the top of your egg. Unless of course you would like to enjoy pieces of scrambled egg in your cookie. You wouldn’t? Me either! Just pour the butter to in first, stir it around a bit, then add your egg. I used my hands to blend it all together. Hands sometimes work better than a wooden spoon.
2. Press your dough into a 9×9 square pan. Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.
3. While the old girl is cooking in the oven, put your dried cranberries, 1/3 C butter and the brown sugar into a small sauce pan. Heat it over medium heat, stirring constantly until the mixture comes to a boil.
4. Spoon the cranberry mixture over the top of your partially baked crust.