Here is a recipe that dates back at least 35 years!Aunt Peg, my mom Sally, Aunt Leona and Grandma Hall made these for all our family gatherings.
I remember eating them at our summer reunions, and after swimming for hours nothing tasted better than these bar cookies!
*~*CHOCOLATE CHIP CHEWIES*~*
2 c. brown sugar
2/3 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1 (12 oz.) pkg. chocolate chips
(semi-sweet or milk chocolate both work beautifully)
2 c. flour
1 c. walnuts, chopped (optional)
1/2 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Coat a 9x13 baking pan with spray.
(you can use a 10x15 pan for thinner bars if desired)
Cream together the brown sugar and shortening until light and fluffy.
Add eggs, vanilla, salt, and flour.
Mix well. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts.
Spread onto baking sheet, making the mix as level as possible.
Bake for 20 min. or until light golden in color.
Cool completely, then cut into 2x2 bars.
We hope you love these bar cookies as much as we do!