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Merinque Squares

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Servings: 20
Categories: Bars / Chocolate / Cookies / Desserts

1  c  Butter, scant
1/2  c  Brown sugar
1/2  c  White sugar
2    Egg yolks, beaten slightly
1  t  Vanilla
2  c  Flour
1/2  ts  Salt
1  t  Baking powder
1/4  ts  Soda
1  pk  Chocolate bits

Cream shortening and sugar. Add egg yolks that have been slightly beaten with 1 T water, and vanilla. Sift dry ingredients and mix together. Cut in with knife or spatula as you would for pastry. Makes stiff dough. Put on greased cookie sheet, 14x10 inches and sprinkle chocolate bits on top. Make mixture of 2 egg whites, beaten stiff. Add 1 c brown sugar gradually, beat well. Spread on top of chocolate bits. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool and cut. Eileen Menslage, Sodality, 1956 Guild of St. Mary of the Nativity, Scituate, MA From: Barbara O'keefe Date: 07-04-96 (17:44)

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