bar cookie

noun

: a sweetened baked good that is made from a dough, is typically denser than cake, and is cut into a rectangular or square shape
Combine chocolate with peanut butter, add some nourishing oats, and you have a great-tasting bar cookie to take to Little League games or office parties … Donna Segal

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Though this 20-minute, one-bowl bar cookie recipe calls for peach and raspberry jam, any jam or marmalade will work well. Washington Post, 21 Dec. 2020 The brand expanded the line through the 1980s, but seemed to pivot to granola-like bar cookie mixes and dark chocolate brownie mixes in the 1990s. Washington Post, 15 Dec. 2020 Going the bar cookie route: Holtmeier started with a drop cookie. Rick Nelson, Star Tribune, 3 Dec. 2020 For those of you with a nose for culinary inspirations, this bar cookie has two origins: Canada and New Zealand. Washington Post, 2 Dec. 2020 Butterscotch Toffee Bars: Toffee bits and toasted nuts give a salty-sweet bite to these easy bar cookies. Katlyn Moncada, Better Homes & Gardens, 1 Apr. 2020 Now, a break from the news Cook: Bittersweet brownie shortbread layers two treats in one bar cookie. Priya Arora, New York Times, 19 Feb. 2020 Cranberry Ecstasy Bars These bar cookies are dead ringers for Starbucks’ Cranberry Bliss Bars, and are a perfect alternative dessert for Thanksgiving. oregonlive, 23 Nov. 2019 These bar cookies have the satisfying texture and heft of a brownie, but a wonderful butterscotch flavor. Katie Workman, NBC News, 25 Jan. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1938, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of bar cookie was in 1938

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Cite this Entry

“Bar cookie.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bar%20cookie. Accessed 30 Nov. 2022.

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