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Half Ways


3/4 cup shortening
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar -- divided
2 eggs -- separated
1/4 teaspoon baking soda in 1 tablespoon water
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
6 ounces chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 F. Mix shortening, sugar, 1/2 cup of brown sugar, egg yolks, baking soda, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder until it forms a stiff dough. Pat into the bottom of a greased and floured 9 x 13 inch baking pan. Spread chocolate chips over the dough. Beat the egg whites until stiff, then add 1 cup of brown sugar and beat well. Spread over the chips. Bake 20 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

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Reviews of Half Ways:

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  A cookie baker in New Hampshire  Dec 19, 2011
Would make this again.
Easy and really good! 4 stars

  Nancy in Ohio  Dec 16, 2010
Would make this again.
This was a family favorite for years, and the recipe was lost when my mother died. I was going through some old boxes during a move and found her handwritten copy that matches precisely this recipe. We always added walnuts to the top. 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 22, 2008
Would not make this again.
It did not come out right at all. it tasted like crap and was hard as a rock. followed recipe 100% 1 star

  Susan in CA  Dec 21, 2008
Would make this again.
Made this 2 days in a row for 2 different parties. The first night was for close family who were prepared to evaluate it. The pan was scarfed, but most thought it could use some saltiness so I added pecans for the 2nd day. Also, I got a more bittersweet chocolate for the 2nd batch. A nice unusual twist on chocolate chip cookies, delicious! Thanks to the commenter who said they don't keep - definitely these should be made to be eaten the same day. 4 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 15, 2008
Would make this again.
The recipe was good, I received complements, but it was too sweet in my opinion. If I make it again, I will definitely cut down on the sugar. I recommend eating them the same day they are made as they don't keep as well as I had hoped. 3 stars

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