Brownies- Chinese Chews



1/4 cup butter
2 squares (1 oz. each) unsweetened chocolate
3/4 cup sifted cake flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 egg, beaten
1 cup sugar
2 Tbsp. water
1/2 tsp. vanilla
3/4 cup chopped walnuts

Melt butter and chocolate together over hot water; cool slightly. Sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

Combine egg and sugar in a bowl; beat until well blended. Stir in chocolate mixture, water and vanilla, blending throughly. Add sifted dry ingredients and stir just until smooth. Mix in chopped walnuts, Turn batter into a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake in a moderately low oven, 325°, 25 minutes or until top forms a dull crust which dents a little when lightly touched with fingertip. Cool slightly on a wire rack. Cut into 2-inch squares and remove from pan; Makes 16.

Chinese Chews

3/4 cup sifted all-purpose flour
1 cup firmly packed brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 tsp. baking powder
1 cup chopped pitted dates
2 eggs, beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup chopped nut meats
Granulated sugar

Mix together flour, brown sugar, salt, baking powder and dates. Combine eggs, vanilla and nut meats in a bowl; stir into flour-date mixture. Spread batter thinly on a greased 9 x 13 x2-inch pan. Bake in a low oven, 300°, 20 to 25 minutes. Cut cookies into pieces about 1 1/2 inches square while still warm. Cool and dip in granulated sugar to coat. Makes about 4 dozen.

Published by –COOKINDEX– Division of H.S. Stuttman Co., Inc., New York. ©Copyright 1958 Tested Recipe Institute, Inc. New York.

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