Wednesday, February 25, 2009

ENGLISH BARS

2 cups brown sugar
3/4 cup butter
2 eggs
1 cup cold coffee
1 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
3 cups flour
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1 cup chopped dates, optional

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream brown sugar, eggs and butter together. Dissolve the baking soda in the cold coffee. Add the soda/coffee mixture to the butter mixture. Add the baking powder and flour to the mixture and mix all together well. Stir in nuts and dates, if using. Spread the mixture on a greased and floured 12 x 17-inch cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Cool 1 minute. Frost with a simple powdered sugar icing.

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