Mrs. T's Congo Bars ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars Recipe

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MRS. T's CONGO BARS ~ Chocolate Chip Cookie Bars

Mary Louise

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@BlueRibbonBaking

This is a recipe my mother made often. It was given to her by a neighbor who had a house full of kids like us.
They always disappeared fast and mom baked another pan. She always made a pan of brownies when she made these too!
I baked these for my kids too. I also baked these and sent these when it was thier turn to take treats. They were always the first treat gone. One mother asked what was in them ~ Lots of chocolate!
This recipe I have given to many mothers and kids who asked for it.
Kids love these and so do big kids. They are easy to make and taste so good!


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Prep:

15 Min

Cook:

30 Min

Ingredients

2 3/4 c
flour
2 1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
salt
2/3 c
shortening (you can substitute butter)
2 1/4 c
brown sugar packed
3
eggs
1
12 ounce pkg. chocolate chips
1 c
nuts chopped (optional)

Directions Step-By-Step

1
Combine flour, baking powder and salt in a bowl.
2
Melt shortening or butter. Add brown sugar. Stir until well mixed. Allow to cool slightly. Place in a large mixing bowl.
3
Add one egg at a time beating well after each egg.
4
Add dry ingredients just until blended. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
5
Place in a greased jelly roll pan. I grease my hands to pat in down in pan. Try to pat in evenly in pat, but it does not need to be perfect.
6
Bake in 350 degree oven for 20-30 minutes. Watch the oven for browning. I usually bake them about 25 minutes. I like them brown!
7
When almost cool, you can cut them. Enjoy!
8
Some people like to sprinkle them with powdered sugar lightly, for looks!

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies, Chocolate
Other Tag: For Kids