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There’s Just Something About Powdered Sugar…and Butter
August 1, 2009, 11:14 pm
Filed under: Dessert | Tags: , , ,

There’s always those couple friends that one works with that are better for conversation than others…admit it. It’s true. One in particular that I used to work with loved cooking almost as much as me (if you’re reading this, I miss you!!). I loved her recipes; they were simple yet full of flavor. Occasionally, she would bring in treats that she concocted at home to share with her co-workers (which made us easy friends). One in particular snagged me everytime – chess squares.

The gooey-butteriness (is that a valid description?) of each square…paired with a cup of coffee to cut through that sweet bite equals pure bliss. There’s just something about powdered sugar…and butter.

Chess Squares
1 box yellow cake mix
1 stick of butter, softened to room temperature
1 egg, beaten
1 package cream cheese, softened to room temperature
1 box powdered sugar
2 eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla

1. Preheat oven to 350. Mix together first three ingredients until well blended. Press into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.

2. Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, or a hand mixer, blend together cream cheese, eggs, and vanilla. Slowly add powdered sugar until entire box is incorporated and ingredients are well blended. Pour mixture over crust in the baking dish.

3. Bake 40-45 minutes until top is slightly golden brown on top edges. Cool, cut into squares.

Enjoy!

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