Chewy Bar Cookies

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 cup firmly paced light brown sugar
  • 1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup chopped pecans

Cream butter; gradually add sugars, beating well. Add eggs, beating well.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, stirring well. Stir in vanilla and pecans. Spread in a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.

Bake at 325° for 30 minutes. Cut into 2×1 inch bars; cool on wire racks.

Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen.


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