These are great bar cookies if you like nutmeg.  They are easy to make, chewy and delicious – if you like nutmeg!  Then again, anything with macadamia nuts is good.

Nutty Nutmeg Bars

  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/3 cup margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
  • 1/2 cup chopped macadamia nuts
  • Glaze

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.  Spray or oil a 9×9 inch pan.

In a medium saucepan, stir sugar and butter over medium heat until butter and sugar are melted and blended.  Remove from heat and let cool for 5 minutes.  Add egg and vanilla.  Stir in flour, baking powder and nutmeg.  Stir to combine, then add chopped nuts.  Pour into prepared pan and bake for approximately 25-30 minutes.

Cool slightly in the pan set on a rack.  Drizzle Glaze over the top of the bars while they are still warm.

Glaze:   1/2 cup of confectioners’ sugar plus 1/16 tsp nutmeg mixed with about 1 Tblsp. cream or milk, enough to make a drizzling consistency.

Cut into bars.