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Thursday, November 27, 2014

TOFFEE SQUARES

These particular cookies have been a Christmas staple for as long as I can remember.  I've continued this tradition since my Mom passed keeping a couple of her "go to" Christmas varieties in my assortment over the years.

These are super easy to make and taste oh so good!  Similar flavor to Almond Roca.......


INGREDIENTS:
1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour 
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts


DIRECTIONS:

Cream butter, brown sugar and vanilla.  Mix in flour, 1/2 cup chocolate chips and 3/4 cup nuts.  Press into the bottom of a greased *15 x 10 inch pan. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 23-25 minutes, or until light golden brown.  Immediately sprinkle with 1/2 cup chocolate chips.  When soft, spread with a knife to frost.  Sprinkle with 1/4 cup nuts.  Cut into squares while warm.  

* I remember my Mom struggling getting the cookies out of the pan and having a very crisp perimeter edge that she would cut off every year.....Once I took over I ran into the same issues....so this year, I finally figured out some solutions...First, I cooked my batch for 23 minutes (versus the 25-30 minutes the recipe called for); Second, you can see from the pan, I chose to line it with parchment paper.  I didn't lose a single cookie this year and they came out of the pan so easily!  

I sprayed the pan with cooking spray first, then put the parchment paper down, then lightly sprayed the parchment again before pressing the dough into the pan. 

Enjoy!!

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