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Purchased from the Colvin Estate in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1989. Dated 1934. This recipe indicates this was a Blue Ribbon Winner in the Arkansas State Bake-off in 1949.



  1. Heat oven to 375°F.
  2. In large bowl, combine brown sugar, sugar, margarine and shortening; beat until light and fluffy.
  3. Add vanilla and egg; blend well.
  4. Stir in flour, baking soda, and salt; mix well.
  5. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts.
  6. Spread in ungreased 13 x 9-inch pan.
  7. Bake for 15 to 25 minutes or until light golden brown.
  8. Cool completely.
  9. Cut into bars.