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The holidays call for upholding traditions. Since we moved to Florida two years ago, it’s been a little tough for us to establish our own routines and Christmas traditions since we were so rooted in those of our families back home. Certain things have stuck with us and had to make their way down south such as these yummy chocolate chip squares!
This recipe goes back at least 100 years in Nate’s family and has been traditionally served during the holidays and passed on from generation to generation. Always a family favorite, the chocolate chip squares go perfectly with a warm cup of Folgers® Classic Roast coffee after a savory holiday meal complete with all the fixins’.
This year, my family will be coming down to spend the holidays with us here in Florida. We like to blend some of the traditions like spending Christmas Eve at home having appetizers and enjoying the smell and taste of a hot cup of coffee with warm cinnamon rolls on Christmas morning.
Nate: This recipe is one of my personal favorites! Like Missy said, this one goes waaaay back in my family. It has made its way down through my mother’s side; a line of wonderful and caring women with the uncanny ability to wow everyone with their amazing cooking! To this day, chocolate chip squares are always made when the family gets together, and it’s always served with some fresh brewed coffee. Now, after that nice dose of nostalgia…let’s make ourselves a batch of these wonderful squares!
1/2 cup White Sugar
1 & 1/2 cup Brown Sugar
1/2 cup Crisco Shortening
1 tsp Vanilla Extract
2 cups Flour
1 tsp Baking Soda
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1/4 cup Warm Water
2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips
Alright, got it all together? Great! Combine the flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl, and in a separate bowl combine the white sugar, 1/2 cup of the brown sugar, crisco, vanilla extract, and the yolks of the 2 eggs (make sure you keep those egg whites! Oh come on, you know I’ve got a plan for those).
Now slowly add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients along with the 1/4 cup of warm water until nice and smooth. Spread this delicious dough evenly on the bottom of a greased 9 x 13 inch glass dish and sprinkle the 2 cups of chocolate chip over it all.
Remember those egg whites? Yeah, get those ready! Lightly whip the egg whites and then mix in the rest of the brown sugar. Pour this wonderful sauce over the top of the chocolate chips (after baking it will become this wonderfully sweet and crispy crust!). Place in your oven at 365 for 30 minutes…really it’s that simple! After all, the simple pleasures are the best, am I right? Let the final product cool…even though the smell will make that really hard to do…I’m serious! Don’t touch it! Cutting too early means they will ooze a part like a hot mess…and this dessert deserves better than that.
Finally, once cooled you can cut the most perfect squares and enjoy! This one will be sure to satisfy all of your holiday guests. I know whenever I make these for people I’m making my mother and grandmother proud when I see everyone’s face light up with delight. So enjoy this wonderful treat, from my family to yours!
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