Monday, November 1, 2010

Dream Bars

These slightly gooey, coconut bar cookies were one of my mother's favorites when I was a kid.  Like most bar cookies, they're fast and easy.

1 1/2 cups flour, plus 2 T
1/2 cup shortening
1 1/2 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 1/2 cups coconut
1 cup chopped nuts

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.  Combine 1 1/2 cups flour, shortening and 1/2 cup brown sugar.  Pat into the bottom of an 11 x 16 baking dish.  Bake 10 minutes.

In medium bowl, combine 2 eggs and 1 cup brown sugar.  Beat well.  Pour over the baked cookie crust.

In a sifter, combine 2 T flour, 1/2 tsp baking powder, and 1/2 tsp salt.  Sift evenly over the top of the egg mixture.

Sprinkle 1 1/2 cup coconut over the dry ingredients, and top with chopped nuts.  Bake until golden brown and set.  Cool completely, and cut into squares.

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