Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 20 mins

From the Virginia Hospitality Cookbook.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F.
  2. Cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy.
  3. Mix in egg yolk.
  4. Ad flour gradually, stirring only to blend.
  5. Add vanilla.
  6. Spread about 1/4 inch thick in lightly buttered 10 x 15" jelly-roll pan.
  7. Bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Remove from oven and while still hot distribute chocolate on top.
  9. When chocolate is soft, spread smoothly over surface.
  10. Sprinkle with nuts.
  11. While still warm, cut into bars.


Most Helpful

I have been making these cookies for Christmas for ages. I think the original recipe was in a Betty Crocker cookbook. If I want a chewier cookie, I spread the dough in a 9 x 13 pan and bake for 25 minutes. I have tried different chocolates from Hersheys milk chocolate to Ghiradelli bittersweet. My favorite is a 12 ounce package of Nestle semi-sweet morsels. I had a problem with the Ghiradelli chocolate cracking off the cookie base like a layer of shale. In this case, the cheaper chocolate seems to do better.

Donna Matthews December 12, 2005

Absolutely incredible. This is one rich tasting buttery, chocolately bar!!! I did bake this in a 13x9 pan and adjusted the cooking time a bit. I sprinkled the top with toasted pecan pieces to add to the richness! Bev, truly a treasure of a recipe that I will make time and time again!

Michelle S. July 28, 2003

These bars are just soooooo fabulous! I can't say enough of how good a treat this is. I have tried many different ones and this is by far the best. So buttery and chocolately. Makes you want to keep eating. Thanks for this wonderful recipe.

gwynn December 24, 2009

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