1. Holiday chocolate chip squares
2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup butter, softened
1-1/4 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
One 12-ounce package (2 cups) Nestle Toll House Semi-Sweet chocolate morsels
1 cup chopped nuts
Three 6-ounce jars (30) maraschino cherries, drained, pat dry
16 small candy spearmint leaves, cut into quarters lengthwise
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In bowl, combine flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside. In a bowl, combine butter and sugar, beat until creamy. Add egg and vanilla extract, mix well. Gradually blend in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate morsels and nuts.
Spread into greased 13″ x 9″ glass baking dish. Press 30 maraschino cherries into the dough, spacing them to form 6 rows, 5 cherries per row. Place two quartered spearmint leaves at the base of each cherry. Press into dough.
Bake at 350 degrees F
Time: 25-30 minutes
Cool. Cut into 2″ squares.
Makes 30 squares
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