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Nanny’s Shortbread Chews

Enjoy this recipe from Meals in Minutes: 15, 20, 30 Minute Recipes.

Submitted by: Paula McFadden from Owensboro, KY

1⁄2 c. butter, softened
1-1⁄2 c. brown sugar, packed and divided
1 c. plus 2 T. all-purpose flour, divided
2 eggs, beaten
1 t. baking powder
1 t. vanilla extract
1⁄2 t. salt
1-1⁄2 c. chopped dates or raisins
1 c. chopped walnuts or pecans


Mix together butter, 1⁄2 cup brown sugar and one cup flour in a medium bowl until the consistency of fine crumbs. Press butter mixture into the bottom of a greased 13"x9" baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 to 10 minutes; remove from oven. Mix remaining brown sugar and flour, eggs, baking powder, vanilla and salt; blend well. Stir in dates or raisins and nuts; pour mixture over baked crust. Return to oven; bake 15 to 20 more minutes. Cool completely and cut into squares. Makes 2 dozen.

 
 
 
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