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Toffee Squares

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"This is a favorite Christmas cookie in my family."

Ingredients

1 cup butter or margarine
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon salt
3 or 4 milk chocolate bars (7/8 ounce bars)
1/2 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)

Instructions

Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix butter, sugar, egg yolk and vanilla. Stir in flour and salt until well blended. Spread in a rectangular greased baking sheet about 13x10-inches, leaving about 1 inch all around. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until nicely browned.

Remove from oven. Immediately place separated chocolate squares over top. Let stand until chocolate is soft. Spread chocolate evenly over entire surface. Sprinkle with nuts. Cut while warm, serve when cooled.

Darcie O'Neil Kirby
Moline



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1864 -- 150 years ago: The Rev. R.J. Humphrey, once a clergyman in this city, was reported killed in a quarrel in New Orleans.
1889 -- 125 years ago: The Rock Island Citizens Improvement Association held a special meeting to consider the proposition of consolidating Rock Island and Moline.
1914 -- 100 years ago: The home of A. Freeman, 806 3rd Ave., was entered by a burglar while a circus parade was in progress and about $100 worth of jewelry and $5 in cash were taken.
1939 -- 75 years ago: The million dollar dredge, Rock Island, of the Rock Island district of United States engineers will be in this area this week to deepen the channel at the site of the new Rock Island-Davenport bridge.
1964 -- 50 years ago: The Argus "walked" to a 13-0 victory over American Container Corporation last night to clinch the championship of Rock Island's A Softball League at Northwest Douglas Park.
1989 -- 25 years ago: The Immediate Care Center emergency medical office at South Park Mall is moving back to United Medical Center on Sept. 1. After nearly six years in operation at the mall, Care Center employees are upset by UMC's decision. The center is used by 700 to 800 people each month.








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