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Dreamy Fudge Bar Cookies

 Dreamy Fudge Bar Cookies
This good-looking, good-tasting bar cookie classic has a hint of almond flavoring.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min.

Ingredients

  • 1 cup shortening
  • 2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 2-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • Dash salt
  • 3 cups rolled oats
  • CHOCOLATE FILLING:
  • 2 cups (12 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 can (14 ounces) sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 to 1/2 teaspoon McCormick® Pure Almond Extract

Directions

  • In a bowl, cream shortening and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time,
  • beating well after each addition. Combine flour, soda, salt and
  • oats; stir into creamed mixture; set aside. For filling, combine
  • chips, milk and butter in a saucepan. Melt over low heat, stirring
  • until smooth. Cool slightly. Stir in walnuts and extract. Press
  • two-thirds of oatmeal mixture into bottom of a greased 15-in. x
  • 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Cover with filling and sprinkle remaining
  • oatmeal mixture on top. Flatten slightly. Bake at 350° for 20
  • minutes. Yield: about 3 dozen.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 259 calories, 12 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 16 mg cholesterol, 66 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.