This recipe comes from one of our favorite contributors, Jodi Squires Fitzgerald. It’s her mother’s recipe and definitely a family favorite! — EH Stafford, Managing Editor
Tom Thumb Cookie Bars
by Jodi Squires Fitzgerald
½ tsp – Salt
Preheat your oven to 325F.
Combine Crisco, salt and 1/2 cup of brown sugar and cream thoroughly. Add 1 cup of flour and blend.
Spread mixture in 8×10 inch greased pan. Bake at 325F degrees for 15 minutes and remove.
Add remaining 1 cup brown sugar, vanilla and beaten eggs, beating until thick.
Add 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, coconut and nuts. Blend well and spread in pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool and cut. (Jodi always doubles this recipe.)
Not perfect, but definitely delicious. Enjoy!
As you can see, my recipe didn’t come out exactly like Jodi’s or allrecipes.com. I suspect, I left out the salt when I was mixing the first part of the recipe. It was still absolutely delicious; especially with vanilla ice cream. I will enjoy making this one again. I hope you’ll try it. —EH (Ellen) Stafford, Managing Editor
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EH (Ellen) Stafford, Managing Editor
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