I love coconut—
A sweet coconut filling layered on a buttery shortbread crust, spread over all, a tangy orange-lemon frosting…
This is a simple bar to make for any coconut lover, and is one of the best treats for this time of year that I can think of.
They're simple, easy to make, chewy, nice and sweet, and loaded with coconut.
If you have a yen for coconut, you can’t go wrong making these!
¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup shortening (half butter, softened)*
1½ cups flour
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup flaked coconut
Heat oven to 350°.
Mix powdered sugar and shortening.
Stir in 1½ cups flour.
Press in ungreased oblong 13” x 9” pan.
Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients.
Spread over baked layer.
Bake 20 minutes, cool.
Frost with Orange-Lemon Frosting, recipe below.
Cut into bars, about 3” x 1”.
Makes 32 cookies
*Use 6 tablespoons shortening, and 6 tablespoons of butter.
That's 12 tablespoons total to equal 3/4 cup.
1½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients until smooth and spread over cooled bars.