Don't ask me why these guys are called Congo Squares, it's a recipe my mother made while I was growing up and was never questioned. Why are cookies called cookies?
I have made batches with butterscotch chips in place of chocolate and found the results to be highly satisfying.
Oh, and they're best eaten fresh from the oven--but of course you knew that.
2 ¾ c flour
2 ½ t baking powder
½ t salt
2 ¼ brown sugar
2/3 c shortening
2 t vanilla
1 package chocolate chips
Mix the flour, baking powder, salt and brown sugar in a large bowl. In a small pan on the stove or in a glass bowl in the microwave, carefully melt the shortening and add it to the dry ingredients. Stir the mix well and let it cool slightly. Add the eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla then add chocolate chips. Spread the batter in a lightly greased 9x13 pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes.
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