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Canteen Cookie Bars

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Yield: 2 dozen 2-inch bars

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped

Instructions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine shortening and salt. Add 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and cream well. Add the 1 cup flour and blend. Spread in a greased 12x8-inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Add remaining 1 cup brown sugar and the vanilla to the eggs, beating until thick and foamy. Then add the 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, coconut, and nuts and blend. Spread over baked mixture. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into small bars.
Updated Monday, March 24th, 2003
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