Butter Chews

READY IN: 40mins
Recipe by Dorel

These were a favorite of my DS and DD when they were kids. It is from a cookbook I bought in 1958. You can make the bottom layer thicker by 1 1/2 to double the ingredients but allow a little longer cook time.

Top Review by Sackville

These are soooo yummy! The base is like a shortbread and the top layer is very sugary and crunchy. I liked these best straight out of the oven because then the topping is a bit runny and it's definitely better to cut them while still warm because they harden as they cool down. The only thing I'd say is that if you don't have a real sweet tooth you might want to make the shortbread base thicker and the topping thinner. I found the sugary topping a bit overwhelming for my tastes but my husband, who is always into ultra-sweet treats like fudge and cotton candy, loved them.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Cream butter; add sugar and blend with flour.
  2. Pat in bottom of 8x12 inch greased pan.
  3. Bake 15 minutes at 375Degrees.
  4. Add brown sugar to beaten egg yolk.
  5. Add nuts and coconut.
  6. Stir in stiffly beatenegg whites and spread over first mixture.
  7. Return to oven for 25-30 minutes.
  8. Dust with confectioners.
  9. Cut into desired shape.

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