Luscious Squares

Bars and Squares
Christmas Cookies

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup flaked coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Frosting (recipe follows)

Combine 1 cup flour and 2 tablespoons sugar. Using hands, blend in butter until dough is smooth. Press dough evenly into bottom of a greased 9 inch square baking dish. Bake 325° for 10 to 15 minutes.

Combine eggs, brown sugar, 2 tablespoons flour, and baking powder in a large mixing bowl, beating well. Stir in pecans coconut and vanilla. Pour mixture evenly over baked crust. Bake at 325° for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan. Spread with frosting, and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares. Remove from pan carefully to avoid breaking bottom crust.

Yield: 3 dozen.

Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 tablespoons half-and-half

Combine all ingredients, beating until smooth. Additional powdered sugar may be added if necessary.

Yield: Frosting for 3 dozen squares.





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