Got this recipe from Carol Robson, a co-worker of mine. She brought these in one morning and they were gone in no time. Some of Carol’s comments about the recipe are below . . .
Watkins vanilla is mandatory (my Mom always insisted on that). Guess you could call it “an old family recipe”.
2 1/4 C. brown sugar
Mix until frothy – at least 4 or 5 minutes (stand mixer works best)
Add and mix well:
3/4 C. melted margarine
Sift together and add:
2 1/4 C. flour
2 1/2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 T. Watkins real vanilla (no substitutes)
Stir in by hand:
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped pecans (optional)
Spread in greased 10 x 15 jelly roll pan.
Bake in preheated 350 degree oven for 20-25 min.
Do not over bake!