Sunday, September 25, 2011

Maple Walnut Bars

This week we had guest cooks on the blog, notably my husband and another family member. The Maple Walnut Bars were made by the other family member, who likes to bake. Unfortunately, the guest cooks did not want to guest write.
The bars used up the last of the granulated maple sugar and a cup of chopped walnuts. They are delicious without being sickly sweet. Don't think maple walnut ice cream. They are also extremely easy. One minute I heard the noise of the mixer and the next minute, the bars were sitting on the counter.

Maple Walnut Bars

1 cup shortening
1 cup soft maple sugar
2 eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped walnuts
confectioners' sugar

1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
2. Cream the shortening and maple sugar together. Beat in the eggs. Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt and stir into batter.
3. Stir in the walnuts and spoon into a greased eight-inch square baking dish. Bake thirty minutes. Cool in the dish. When cold, cut into bars and coat with confectioners' sugar. Makes 16.

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