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Polka-Dot Cookie Bars

 Polka-Dot Cookie Bars
"To serve a group, these lightly sweet bars are a lot easier to make than fussing with individual cookies," says Elizabeth Poire, Kailua-Kona, Hawaii. "They're my favorite to prepare and eat."
48 ServingsPrep: 15 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling

Ingredients

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 2-1/4 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/3 cup baking cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package (10 to 12 ounces) white baking chips,divided

Directions

  • In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add
  • eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in
  • extract. Combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; gradually
  • add to the creamed mixture. Set aside 1/4 cup chips; stir remaining
  • chips into batter.
  • Spread in a greased 15-in. x 10-in. x 1-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with
  • reserved chips. Bake at 375° for 18-23 minutes or until a
  • toothpick inserted near the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire
  • rack. Cut into bars. Yield: 4 dozen.
Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 117 calories,

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Nutritional Facts: 6 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 20 mg cholesterol, 99 mg sodium, 15 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein.