Brownie Chews

Christmas Cookies

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
  • 2 eggs, well beaten
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 cup quick-cooking oats, uncooked
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans
  • Sifted powdered sugar

Melt shortening and chocolate in top of a double boiler over simmering water. Combine eggs and sugar; beat well. Stir in oats, flour, baking power, salt, vanilla, and pecans. Add chocolate mixture; stir well. Spread batter in a greased 8-inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool: dust with powdered sugar, and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.

Yield: about 2 dozen.


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