Virtual Cookie Exchange

This year, I signed up to share a cookie recipe on Staci Troilo’s virtual cookie exchange blog. My second daughter loved these bar cookies when she was growing up. She and her husband are coming home for Christmas, flying into our Midwest winter weather from their home in Florida. So I thought of these cookies again. They’re a little unusual nuts, coconut, and maraschino cherries, so I thought you might enjoy them.

Cherry Coconut Bars

Heat oven to 350. 

For bottom crust, mix together:

1 c. flour

3 T confectioners’ sugar

½ c. soft butter

Press in bottom of ungreased 8 x 8 pan.  Bake 25 minutes.

For topping, mix together:

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 c. granulated sugar

¼ c flour

½ t. baking powder

¼ t salt

1 t vanilla

¾ c chopped pecans

½ c sweetened, shredded coconut

½ c quartered maraschino cherries

Pour over crust.  Bake 25 more minutes.

Cool.  Cut into 16 bars.

Staci’s blog will have links to more authors sharing their favorite cookie recipes, so you might want to check out her site.

Happy holidays!

23 thoughts on “Virtual Cookie Exchange

      1. Thank YOU for understanding why I was unreachable yesterday. (One thousand miles takes a long time in a car.) It all worked out in the end. This has been a great exchange.

        If you try the taralli, let me know what you think. 💕

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  1. Oh my goodness, these sound so good. I like how easy this is to make and has so many things I love, especially pecans! I don’t think I have made anything with maraschino cherries, but I do have a jar in the fridge. Another to try.

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