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Thursday, March 27, 2014

Mom's Homemade Congo Cookie Bars Recipe

When my brother and I were both little kids my mother used to make us these bar-style cookies called Congo Cookies. Most people that I talk to have never heard of them but trust me, it is a vintage recipe and those of us who are older recognize them from our past.

Homemade Congo Cookie Bars Recipe

1 lb. brown sugar
2/3 cup vegetable shortening
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped nuts
3/4 cup chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl cream together the brown sugar, vegetable shortening, large eggs and vanilla extract. In a separate mixing bowl sift together the all purpose flour, baking powder and salt. Gradually add the flour mixture into the wet mixture stirring well after each addition until all ingredients are well combined. Fold in the chopped nuts and the chocolate chips until well blended.

Lightly spray a square baking dish with nonstick baking spray. Pour batter into the baking dish, smoothing it out so it is even. Place dish into a 350 degree preheated oven and bake for 14 to 16 minutes or until done. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for 10 minutes and then cut them into squares.

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