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Chocolate Cinnamon Squares

 Chocolate Cinnamon Squares
I thank my mom for stirring my interest in cooking and baking. Of all her treasured recipe cards I have, this is an all-time favorite.
36 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • TOPPING:
  • 1 egg white
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream the butter, shortening and sugar until light
  • and fluffy. Beat in egg and yolk. Combine flour, cinnamon, baking
  • powder and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  • Spread into a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Beat egg
  • white until foamy; brush over dough. Combine the chocolate chips,
  • nuts, sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.
  • Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a
  • wire rack. Cut into squares. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 138 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 19 mg cholesterol, 74 mg sodium, 16 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.