Apricot Blondies

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped dried apricots
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans

Cream shortening; add sugar, beating well. Add eggs; beat well. Stir in vanilla.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; add to creamed mixture, mixing well. Fold in apricots and pecans. Press mixture into a greased 13x9x2 inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 18 to 20 minutes. Cool; cut into 2×1 inch bars.

Yield: about 4 1/2 dozen.


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