When Jimmie Don served on the Killeen School Board years ago, one of the goodies at Board meetings was the Chinese Chews baked by the district food service ladies. They are still a real treat!

1 c. butter
2 c. sugar
2 eggs
3 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1 tsp. soda
1 c. coconut
2 c. raisins – washed & drained
2 c. nuts
2 tsp. vanilla flavoring
¼ tsp. almond flavoring

3 c. powdered sugar
4 Tbsp. water

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, mixing after each. In a separate bowl, mix flour, salt and soda and add to butter mixture. Add vanilla and almond flavorings. Stir in coconut, raisins and nuts. Spray a 17½ x 11½ x 1 inch pan with cooking spray. Press dough into pan with wet hands. Be sure to get into corners. Bake at 325 degrees for about 25 minutes or until well set and light brown. Do not overbake. Remove from oven, and—while hot—spread with powdered sugar glaze. Cut into bars.