Today’s Cookie Exchange is all about Bar cookies.
Mix 3 cups finely ground vanilla wafers with 1/4 cup granulated sugar and 1 1/2 sticks melted butter. Press into the prepared pan; bake 10 minutes. Let cool completely. Whisk 1 cup light corn syrup with 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 stick melted butter, 3 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla and a pinch of salt; pour over the crust and top with 2 cups roughly chopped pecans. Bake until the edges are set but the center is still loose, 25 to 30 minutes. Let cool, then chill until set.