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Loretta Lynn's Butternut Chewies


  • 1/2 cup butter flavored Crisco, melted
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsifted all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup chopped nuts
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease a 13 x 9 x 2-inch pan.
  2. Beat eggs until light and foamy in large bowl of electric mixer.
  3. Beat in sugar, vanilla extract and Crisco until creamy.
  4. Combine flour with baking powder and salt; add to egg mixture. Mix at low speed until blended.
  5. Stir in nuts at low speed (mixture will be stiff). Spread evenly in pan.
  6. Bake for 25 to 30 minutes or until top is light brown.
  7. Cool for 10 to 15 minutes.
  8. Cut into squares.

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