Frosted Coconut Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour, divided
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 2 eggs, lightly beaten
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped pecans, divided
  • Frosting (recipe follows)

Combine 1 cup flour and butter to make a smooth paste; spread evenly in a greased 9-inch square baking pan. Bake at 375° for 15 minutes.

Combine eggs, sugar, 2 tablespoons flour baking powder, salt, sand vanilla; blend well. Stir in coconut and 1 cup pecans; spread over warm crust. Bake at 375 for 20 minutes. Cool completely in pan; spread with frosting, and sprinkle with remaining pecans. Cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.

Yield: 3 dozen

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons orange juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice

Combine all ingredients: beat with a wire whisk until smooth.

Yield: Frosting for 3 dozen squares.





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