Danielle’s Spanish Cookies/Bars

Spanish Cookies/Bars

Spanish Cookies/Bars

My uncle’s girlfriend Danielle loves to cook and bake.  She also loves to do crafts and projects.  I can totally relate to that.  She graciously sent me a dessert recipe from her childhood: Biscuits Espagnols.  Interestingly enough she mentions that she has no clue why they are called Spanish Cookies (Biscuits Espagnols) but simply that her mom would make these cookies for them as children and they loved them.  That’s enough of a selling point for me.  She also mentioned that when she made the cookies for my folks, my dad said: “finally a super sweet dessert!”

Hmmmmm like father like daughter.  Sweets make the world go round don’t you know 😉

BEWARE: this is sweet….and by sweet I mean super duper heart racing sweet….but oh so good!!!!!

Also…I feel this is more of a bar than a cookie, but then again I am quite the cookie fanatic so I might be just a tad opinionated when it comes to naming something a cookie!

Sweets sweetie sweetness....that should be the name ;)

Sweet sweetie sweetness….that should be the name 😉


First layer:

1 cup brown sugar

1 cup flour

1 egg

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon milk

3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Second layer:

15 marshmallows cut in half

Third layer:

1/2 cup butter

1 cup brown sugar

1/4 cup milk

2 cups confectioner sugar

How to:

First layer:

Preheat your oven to 325 degrees F.  Line an 8X8 baking pan with parchment paper, making sure the paper overlaps on all side at least 1-inch.  This will help remove the cookies/bars from the pan.

In a large bowl mix all your ingredients well.  Spread your mixture into your prepared pan.  Bake in your preheated oven for 10-12 minutes.  Remove and place on an heat safe surface.

Layer #1

Layer #1

Second layer:

Lay your cut marshmallows cut face down (just easier I found out).  Set aside.

Layer #deux

Layer #deux

Third layer:

In a medium pan melt your butter.  Add your brown sugar and milk.  Bring to a boil for 2 minutes.  Remove from heat and add your powdered sugar.  Using a whisk combine everything well.  Gently pour over your marshmallows.  Spread the mixture evenly oven the marshmallows, it might get a bit messy but it’s all in the taste, no worries about the look!

the hot sweet mixture!

hot sweet mixture!

the pour...always exciting!

the pour…always exciting!

and finally layer #tres

and finally layer #tres

Let cool completely and cut into squares….have a big glass of milk ready to balance all this sugary sweetness!

Note: I researched Spanish Cookies on the internet and frankly nothing comes close to this version.  Who knows, maybe a Spanish lady gave the recipe to her mom and hence the name….or maybe not.  Bottom line is: these cookies are delicious.  At the end of the day your belly and taste bubs won’t care what the name is just that is was fabulous!

deliciously sweet and decadent!

deliciously sweet and decadent!

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Peace and Sweets Stuff,



2 thoughts on “Danielle’s Spanish Cookies/Bars

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