Monday, March 1, 2010

Monday's Meal

I love to bake. I'm always looking for new dessert recipes to try out. However, this one is an oldie I've had in my collection. It was written down on a scrap piece of paper and stuffed inside the pocket of my recipe keeper. It was also a bit spotted, maybe it was butter stains. In my opinion that is the sign of a good recipes.


2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
2/3 cup butter
2 cups packed brown sugar
3 eggs, room temperature
1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 9 x 13 x 1 inch baking pan.
In a small bowl sift flour, baking powder and salt together, and set aside. Melt the butter and then let it cool to room temperature. In a large bowl add brown sugar, stir melted butter. Add the eggs one at a time. Beat well after adding each egg. Add the vanilla. Add the flour mixture, the nuts and the chocolate chips and blend well. Spread in the greased pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes in the preheated oven or until the edges begin to pull away from the sides. Cut into small squares when cool.