Christmas recipes-Toffee Squares

Toffee Squares
Submitted by Ellen Benton, parishioner of St. Joseph-
St. Patrick’s Church in Utica

   “My mother, Alma Horn Miekam (1922-1996, a lifelong parishioner of St. Peter’s Church in Utica), would make these ahead of time for Christmas company and hide them in a cabinet in the basement so we wouldn’t eat them all before Christmas. Of course, we’d find them and when she went to serve them, most of them would be gone. She never minded though. All she would say is, ‘I guess I’ll just have to make some more!’”
 
Ingredients
1 cup margarine, or ½ cup margarine and ½ cup butter (butter is better)
1 cup brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 tsp vanilla extract
2 cups flour
6 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
finely chopped walnuts

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 10” x 15” cookie sheet.
2. Cream margarine or margarine/butter mix with brown sugar. Mix in egg yolk and vanilla extract. Mix in flour. 
3. Spread dough on cookie sheet. Bake 15-20 minutes until golden brown. 
4. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips and spread on dough while it is still warm. Sprinkle with finely chopped walnuts. 
5. When cool, cut into squares — and try not to eat them all before Christmas!

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