Fabulous Fudge Bars
2 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. butter, softened
1 1/2 c. sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 tsp. vanilla extract
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Lightly coat a 9 x 13 pan with non-stick spray.
Combine flour, baking soda, and baking powder in a bowl, set aside.
Cream together the butter, sugar, egg and vanilla until it is crumbly. Press into the prepared baking dish, until smooth and even in thickness.
Bake for 18-20 min until light golden brown.
Remove from over and let cool for 10 minutes.
While the cookie is cooling, prepare the fudge layer:
2 c. milk chocolate chips-divided
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk-divided
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1 c. toasted pecans, chopped (optional)
Over medium low heat melt 1 c. chocolate chips and 1/2 the can of condensed milk, stirring until creamy. Remove from heat and the remaining chocolate chips, condensed milk, the egg, vanilla and nuts. Stir again until smooth.
Spread over the cookie crust and return to the oven. Bake an additional 22-25 minutes, or until set.
Remove pan to a wire rack and allow to cool completely. Cut into 24 bars and store in an airtight container.