Canteen Cookie Bars

Yield: 

2 dozen 2-inch bars

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from what i have read about

from what i have read about canteen bars is they were actually called tray bakes in England, and from the history i have read they have been around a very long time. the history is very obscure on these. try tracing back tray bakes, might find more info on them.

I would guess the bars may

I would guess the bars may have been made for "canteens" set up for soldiers during WWII shipping out from home or on the way back.

I make something similar to

I make something similar to these called Dream Bars. Instead of shortening you use butter. They are awesome! But I do not know the history of the Canteen Bars.

Does anyone know the history

Does anyone know the history of this cookie: Canteen Cookie Bar

Thanks! if you do let me know.