Rich Coconut Cookie Bars
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1/2 lb. butter
4 Tbsp. confectioners' sugar (a.k.a. icing sugar, 10X)
2 c. + 4 Tbsp. flour
1 c. brown sugar
1 1/2 c. sugar
2 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 tsp. salt
2 tsp. baking powder
1 c. nut meats, chopped coarsely (optional)
1 c. grated coconut
1/2 c. chocolate chips
2 c. white chocolate chips
1 can coconut milk
1 c. oatmeal (quick cooking)
These rich gooey coconutty treats are a bake sale classic - and sure to be a hit with the coconut-lover in your life.
Note: Nuts can be a problem nowadays. Leave them out if you need to.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Butter and flour a 9x13 baking pan.
Cream butter, add confectioners' sugar, and 2 c. flour. Blend. The mixture will look like coarse meal (and won't come into a smooth dough).
Pat into pan, bake 15 min.
While the base is baking, beat eggs, add brown sugar, sugar, and vanilla. Beat until thick. Sift together remaining 4 Tbsp. flour, salt, baking powder. Then add to egg mixture.
Beat in nuts/chips/coconut (end up with 4 c of this mixture). Add coconut milk, 1 c. oatmeal.
Pour evenly over pastry base, then bake 30 minutes. Cool in pan, (refrigerate if it seems really gooey), cut into squares and enjoy.
Submitted by Gretchen Grant
Contributed on: and modified on Saturday September 29th, 2007