Bars and Squares
- 1/4 cup shortening
- 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
- 1 egg
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 cup all -purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate or butterscotch morsels
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
Melt shortening, and pour into a large mixing bowl to cool slightly; add brown sugar, beating well. Add egg and vanilla, beating until light and fluffy.
Combine flour, baking powder, and salt in a small mixing bowl; add to creamed mixture. Gently stir n chocolate or butterscotch morsels and pecans. Spread mixture evenly in a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes. (Do not overbake.)
Cool completely in pan, and cut into 1-inch squares.
Yield: about 5 dozen.