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Cherry Coconut Bars

From the kitchen of Jan Daum

Cookies - makes 12 servings

Prep time: 10 mins
Cook time: 40 mins
Rest time: none

11 ingredients

  • 2 drops Almond extract
  • 2 Eggs
  • 3/4 cups Cherries (pitted and stemmed)
  • 1/2 cup Coconut (slivered)
  • 3/4 cups Nuts
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon Salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
  • 1/4 cup Powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup Butter
  • 1 and 1/4 cup Flour

8 steps

  1. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  2. Mix butter and powdered sugar for dough in mixer. (Don't beat too long - better not to melt the butter either)
  3. Add 1 cup flour and a pinch of salt, beat just briefly.
  4. Dump into 8"x8" ungreased pan and press into bottom.
  5. Bake for about 15 minutes, don't let edges get brown.
  6. While baking, mix eggs, remaining flour, baking powder, salt, almond extract, vanilla, nuts, coconut, cherries and sugar together.
  7. Spread mixture over hot pastry, then bake for about 20-25 minutes until completely set.
  8. When cool, sprinkle with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

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