Maple Walnut Squares

Serves: 70
Total Calories: 69


2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup vegetable shortening solid
1/2 cup sugar
1 1/2 cups brown sugar packed
2 eggs yolk large
1 tablespoon water
3 teaspoons maple extract
2 eggs white large
3/4 cup walnuts finely chopped


Preheat oven to 375°. Grease a 15 1/2 x 10 1/2 x 1-inch jelly roll pan.

In a small bowl, mix flour and salt set aside.

In a large mixer bowl at medium speed, beat shortening until creamy. Gradually beat in sugar and 1/2 cup of the brown sugar. Add egg yolks and continue beating until light and fluffy. Beat in water and 2 teaspoons of the maple flavor. Add flour mixture and beat until well blended. Spread batter evenly in pan.

In a small mixer bowl at high speed, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Reduce speed to low and gradually beat in remaining 1 cup brown sugar and remaining 1 teaspoon maple flavor. Increase speed to high and beat until fluffy. With a metal spatula, spread egg white mixture over batter sprinkle with walnuts and pat lightly into meringue.

Bake 20 minutes or until meringue is set and dry on top. Cool pan on a wire rack at least 2 hours. Cut into squares.

Best served same day. Lightly cover leftovers and store in a cool place.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 70
Total Calories: 69
Calories from Fat: 34

This Maple Walnut Squares recipe is from the Favorite Cookie Bars Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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