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Chewy NoŽls

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Nutty, chewy bars topped with powdered sugar and the word NoŽl written in icing.

Makes about 24

2 tablespoons butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup chopped nuts
1/3 cup flour
1/8 teaspoon baking soda
1/8 teaspoon salt
2 beaten eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
powdered sugar
1 tube of green decorator icing with a writing tip

In a 9x9" baking pan melt butter or margarine. Stir together brown sugar, nuts, flour and salt; then stir in eggs and vanilla. Pour over butter in pan; do not stir. Bake at 350 F for 20 to 25 minutes. Sift the powdered sugar over top. Placed waxed paper under wire rack, immediately invert pan onto rack. Cool. Dust again with powdered sugar. Cut into bars. Write "NoŽl" on each bar with green decorator icing.

Note: recipe adapted from one found in an out-of-print cookbook called Better Homes and Gardens Homemade Cookies Cook Book

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Reviews of Chewy NoŽls:

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  Jane in Maryland  Dec 17, 2012
Would make this again.
These cookie bars are delicious, but I agree with Sara. They stuck to the pan and I had to pry them out with a spatula. They were crumbly and fell apart. I used unsalted butter and an aluminum pan. Don't know if that contributed to the result. This recipe is in my Fannie Farmer cookbook. 4 stars

  Rick in University Place, WA  Jan 4, 2012
Would make this again.
Made them again last night. Everyone loved them. They never stick so I don't know what happened to Sara??? It is a Christmas must in my family...but anytime is great. This is an easy one for the men that wish to impress the family. 5 stars

  Sara in Des Moines, Iowa  Dec 12, 2010
Would make this again.
I had read the reviews before making these and was excited about them. I am so disappointed. They are just kind of boring.

I baked these 20 minutes and would have left them in longer but the top was starting to brown. After I took them out and flipped them onto the rack they just stuck to the pan. I couldn't get them out and had to turn them back over and use a spatula to get them out.

The taste of these is just average. I used almonds and added almond extract to boost the flavor.

All in all I think these Noels are rather dull although very easy to make. Maybe I did something wrong.
3 stars

  A cookie baker in Canada  Dec 9, 2010
Would make this again.
OMG...easiest...recipe...ever! Yummy. 4 stars

  Lillian in LA California  Dec 26, 2009
Would make this again.
I am so thankful for the internet and your comments I was given this recipe from a dear old friend and missplaced it in one of my moves I will definetly be making these with my 16 year old today the day after christmas. My family enjoys chewy noels anytime. 5 stars

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