Entry in “Geneabloggers” Cookie Recipe Carnival: Toffee Squares


My sister’s godmother, Marian Roberts, gave this recipe to Mother years ago, but swore Frances to secrecy because it was a “Roberts family secret.” Years later Mother found the same recipe on a package of flour. So she didn’t feel so badly sharing it after that. This is a Powell family Christmas tradition. Goes GREAT with a robust red wine!


Toffee Squares

Recipe By  Frances Spencer Powell via Marian Roberts

Serving Size  : 36

Amount  Measure Ingredient — Preparation Method

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2 sticks  butter – softened

1 egg yolk

1/8   teaspoon  salt

1 teaspoon  vanilla

1 cup  brown sugar

1 cup  pecans — finely chopped

2   cups  flour — all purpose

6 ounces  semisweet chocolate chips — Only Nestlé’s!


Oven at 350F. Cream butter. Add egg yolk, salt, sugar and vanilla. Mix well. Add 2 cups flour, mix well.

Use raised edge cookie sheet. Pat dough into 10″ by 13″ pan. roll well. If dough is sticky, sprinkle with a little flour. Bake at 350F 20 minutes or until brown. Remove from oven, and while still hot, cover with chocolate chips. (Other brands do not melt as quickly as the Nestlé’s.)

When chocolate is melted, spread quickly over all to cover. Then, sprinkle with very finely chopped pecans.  Cut into 1″ squares while warm.


 Description: ” A Powell family tradition”

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         Per Serving: 130 Calories; 9g Fat (58.3%calories from fat); 1g Protein; 13g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 20mgCholesterol; 62mg Sodium.  Exchanges: 1/2 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 11/2 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.


         Serving Ideas : Christmas! With Red Wine!


About Libbi

Writer for 30 years. Genealogy a hobby for about 40 years. Yes, I'm in my 50's, I learned about genealogy at my mother's knee!
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