Betty's Mudhen Bar Cookies

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Jun. 25, 2013

In this video, Betty makes Mudhen Bar Cookies. This is a traditional Southern treat.


Butter 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Eggs 2 , divided
All purpose flour 1 1/2 Cup (24 tbs)
Baking powder 1 Teaspoon
Salt 1/2 Teaspoon
Vanilla extract 1/2 Teaspoon
Chopped pecans 1 Cup (16 tbs) (or nuts of your choice)
Brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
Cooking oil spray 1



1. Spray and grease a 13-inch x 9-inch x 2-inch baking pan with cooking oil spray.

2. Preheat oven to 350 degree F.


3. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar.

4. Whisk in 1 egg and 1 egg yolk. Set aside.

5. In a separate bowl, combine all-purpose flour, baking powder, and salt. Mix well.

6. Beat dry ingredients into creamed butter egg mixture.

7. Pour vanilla, mix well and then spread the batter evenly in the greased baking pan.

8. Sprinkle pecans on top and set aside.

9. In a medium bowl, beat remaining egg white until frothy.

10. Gradually, add brown sugar and beat until stiff peaks form. Spread mixture over nuts.

11. Pop the baking pan in oven and bake for 20-30 minutes or until toothpick when inserted in the deepest part comes out clean and the top just starts browning.

12. Remove from oven, let cool completely, and then cut into bars.


13. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Medium
Cook Time: 30 Minutes
Ready In: 30 Minutes
Servings: 8

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 496Calories from Fat 201

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 23 g35.4%

Saturated Fat 8 g40%

Trans Fat 0 g


Sodium 190 mg7.92%

Total Carbohydrates 70 g23.3%

Dietary Fiber 2 g8%

Sugars 50 g

Protein 5 g10%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet