Mom's Brown Sugar Bars

Southern Living
Press dough into the jelly-roll pan with lightly floured fingertips.
Makes about 3 dozen


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1 cup butter, softened
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 large egg
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 (12-oz.) package semisweet chocolate morsels
1 1/2 cups sliced almonds


Prep: 10 Minutes
Bake: 15 Minutes
Stand: 5 Minutes

1. Beat butter and brown sugar at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy. Add egg and vanilla, beating until blended.

2. Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating until blended.

3. Press dough into an ungreased 15- x 10-inch jelly-roll pan.

4. Bake at 350° for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Place pan on a wire rack. Sprinkle chocolate morsels evenly over warm cookie. Let stand 5 minutes; spread chocolate evenly over top. Sprinkle evenly with almonds. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut into squares.

Created date

October 2006