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“This was always a childhood birthday favorite! My mother made it for all of us and would dress it up with candles and fancy writing in icing. Much simpler to cut and serve than a cake, easily portable, and most of all TASTY!”
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Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Preheat oven to 360 degrees F.
  2. Mix dry ingredients together.
  3. In a large glass bowl soften a stick of butter and one stick of margarine.
  4. Add 3/4 cup white sugar, 3/4 cup packed brown sugar and 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla. Mix well.
  5. Add two eggs. Stir well.
  6. Gradually add the flour mixture. Stir until well blended.
  7. Add one 12 ounce package of chocolate chips. (One cup of nuts is optional).
  8. Put in a jelly roll pan (10x15 or 11x17) and flatten to the edges. This cookie is thin, not thick like a cake.
  9. Bake 20 minutes and check to make sure the edges aren't too crispy.
  10. Melt fudge frosting in microwave or on stove and drizzle on top. Cut and serve when cool.

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