Congo Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2/3 cup butter or margarine
  • 2 1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (6 ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels

Sift together flour, baking powder, and salt in a large mixing bowl.

Melt butter in a large saucepan; remove from heat. Stir in sugar; add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add lemon juice, flour mixture, pecans, and chocolate morsels; blend well. Spread batter in a greased 12x8x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. (Do not overbake.) Cut into 1 1/2 – inch squares while warm, and cool completely in pan.

Yield: about 3 dozen.


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