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Mar 13, 2010

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SQUARES

CHEWY CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE SQUARES


Makes 4 dozen squares



Butter Flavor CRISCO Stick or Shortening for greasing

2 -1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar

1/2 Butter Flavor Crisco all-vegetable shortening or 1/2 Butter Flavor Crisco stick, melted

2 cups self-rising all-purpose flour *

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

3/4 cup chopped pecans





* Substitute 2 cups all-purpose flour plus 1 tablespoon baking powder and 1/4 teaspoon salt in place of self-rising flour, if desired.



Heat oven to 325ºF. Grease 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan with shortening. Place cooling rack on countertop.

Combine brown sugar and 1/2 cup shortening in large bowl. Beat at low speed with electric mixer until well blended.

Add, one at a time, flour, eggs and vanilla. Beat until blended. Add chocolate chips and pecans. Beat just until blended. Spread in greased pan.

Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Do not overbake. Cool in pan on cooling rack. Cut into squares about 1-1/2 x 1-1/2 inches.