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Chocolate Halfway Bars

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Ingredients
  Sifted all purpose flour 1 Cup (16 tbs)
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Baking soda 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Double acting baking powder 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Soft shortening 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Granulated sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Brown sugar 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs), packed
  Egg yolk 1 , unbeaten
  Water 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Vanilla extract 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Semisweet chocolate pieces 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Egg white 1 , unbeaten
  Brown sugar 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), packed
Directions

1. Start heating oven to 375°F.
2. Sift flour with salt, baking soda, and baking powder.
3. Mix shortening, granulated sugar, and 1/4 cup brown sugar until very light and fluffy. Add egg yolk, water, and vanilla; mix well. Mix in flour thoroughly. Press into greased 12-by-8-by-2-inch baking dish; top with chocolate.
4. Beat egg white until stiff; gradually beat in 1/2 cup brown sugar. Spread over chocolate.
5. Bake 25 minutes, or until done.
6. While still warm cut into 32 bars; cool in baking dish.

Recipe Summary

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

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