Slight alterations in the original recipe and patting the dough into a 13 X 9 pan turns a traditional favorite into warm, gooey bar cookies. These were a favorite of my boys growing up. Yum!
|1 1/3 cup of butter flavored Crisco ((original recipe says half shortening, half softened butter)\r\n1 cup granulated sugar\r\n1 cup packed brown sugar (I prefer light brown but both light and dark work fine)\r\n2 eggs\r\n2 tsp vanilla\r\n3 cups sifted all purpose flour (for moister baked goods, I use unbleached all purpose flour)\r\n1 tsp. baking soda\r\n1 tsp. salt\r\n1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)\r\n1 12 oz pkg of semi sweet chocolate chips.|