I remember my great grandmother making these when I would visit her in Richmond, California with my grandmother.... She would have a plate of these on the table as soon as we got to her house. She taught me to make these, and I had lost the recipe. My grandmother would make them for me and the rest of my family....When she passed, I lost the recipe. Luckily my aunt in California had a church cookbook with my grandmother's recipe for these. My aunt sent me the recipe, and to this day, I make these. I entered then on the fair and too home 2nd place, then 1st place in 2013 at the local fair...
1Preheat oven to 325°
For the Crust: Cream together in a mixing bowl the 1st four ingredients. Bake in a pre heated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. This is done in an 8" by 8" pan.
2For the Crust: Cream together in a mixing bowl the 1st four ingredients. Bake in a pre heated 325 degree oven for 15 minutes. This is done in an 8" by 8" pan.
3Once the time is up, remove the crust from the oven, and set aside for 25 minutes.
4Take the Last 5 ingredients and place in the bowl of a stand mixer or use a hand mixer. Pour this mixture onto the crust that you already par baked.
5Place back in the oven at 325° degrees for 20-25 minutes till slightly brown on top. Remove, and let cool for AT least 2 hours. Cut into 1 inch by 1 inch squares. Sprinkle with powered sugar if you like.