2/3 cup margarine or butter
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup granular sugar
2 ½ tsp. baking powder
1 cup brown sugar
½ tsp. salt
1 12 oz. bag chocolate chips
2 ½ cups flour
1 cup chopped nuts if desired.
Melt butter in a large saucepan.
Add sugar and stir until dissolved.
Remove from heat and let cool while you get out your other ingredients.
Add the 3 eggs, one at a time, and beat thoroughly (by hand) after each addition. Add the vanilla and other dry ingredients, and mix. Add the nuts and chips, but make sure the batter is cool enough.
Bake at 350 degrees for approximately 25-30 minutes in a 10 ½ X 15 ½ baking pan. The top will be lightly browned and toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Cool. Cut into 2” squares. Enjoy!
Variation: omit nuts and chips and add one cup crunchy peanut butter after the eggs. YUM!
This is an old Italian cookie recipe that has been handed down through the generations. It was made for the cookie platters at the HUGE Italian weddings!!