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Scotch Bars

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Ingredients
  Sifted flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Calumet)
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Salt 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Chopped nuts 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Shortening 1⁄3 Cup (5.33 tbs)
  Firmly packed brown sugar 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Hot water 1 Tablespoon
  Egg 1 , slightly beaten
  Vanilla 1 Teaspoon
  Semi sweet chocolate chips/Lemon / caramel chips 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs) (Baker's)
Directions

Sift flour, baking powder, soda, and salt together Add nuts and mix well.
Melt shortening in saucepan; remove from heat.
Add sugar and water; mix well.
Cool slightly.
Add egg and vanilla and blend.
Then add flour mixture, a small amount at a time, mixing well after each addition.
Turn into greased 9x9x2-inch pan.
Sprinkle chips over top.
Bake in moderate oven (350°F.) 20 to 25 minutes. (Do not overbake.) Cool in pan.
Then cut into bars.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Dessert
Method: 
Baked
Dish: 
Cookie

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