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.