Friday, July 07, 2006
Chocolate and Nut Cookie Bars

Recipe courtesy of Pillsbury
36 servings

3/4 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup shortening
1-1/2 teaspoons vanilla
1 egg
1-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/ teaspoon salt
1 cup candy-coated chocolate candies or semisweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup chopped nuts, if desired

Heat oven to 375. In large bowl, beat brown sugar, granulated sugar, butter and shortening with electric mixture on medium speed until light and fluffy, scraping bowl occasionally. Beat in vanilla and egg until well blended. On low speed, beat in flour, baking soda and salt until dough forms. With spoon, stir in chocolate candies and nuts. Spread dough in ungreased 13x9 inch pan. Bake 15-25 minutes or until light golden brown. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. Cut into 6 rows by 6 rows.

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