A bar cookie that is always the favorite of every party!!!
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/4 cup butter or margarine, cut up
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup butter or margarine
4 large eggs, lightly beaten
2 1/2 cups finely chopped pecans
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Combine flour, sugar and salt in large bowl; cut in 3/4 cup butter thoroughly with a pastry blender until mixture resembles very fine crumbs. Press mixture evenly into a greased 13"x 9" pan, using a piece of plastic wrap to press crumb mixture firmly in pan. Bake at 350 for 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned.
Combine brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 cup butter in a saucepan; bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring gently. Remove from heat. Stir one-forth of hot mixture into beaten eggs; add to remaining hot mixture. Stir in pecans and vanilla. Pour filling over crust. Bake at 350 for 34-35 minutes or until set. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield 16 large bars.