The ultimate family dessert collection. For sweet satisfaction and delight, there is nothing like homemade cookies, brownies, bars or squares. Fun to eat and easy to prepare, they make the perfect portable snack and dessert. 500 Best Cookies, Bars and Squares includes a wide variety of recipes and flavors -- ranging from chocolate-based brownies and fruit bars and squares to an extraordinary range of cookies. The cookie recipes include the classic as well as variations on traditional favorites: - Classic Chocolate Chip Cookies - Lemon Shortbread - Farm-Style Oatmeal Cookies, Greek Almond Cookies and Crunchy Peanut Butter Cookies - Christmas Fruit Cookies, Cherry Valentine Cookies and Hanukah Sugar Cookies - Caramel Double Nut Squares and Favorite Glazed Lemon Raspberry Bars - Rhubarb Crisp Squares - Old-Fashioned Butter Tart Bars and Classic Chocolate Nut Brownies. Each recipe is easy and delicious. The author also includes her time-tested personal baking tips and techniques.