Romance Cookies

1 c butter

2 c flour (for cookie layer)

1/2 c sugar

1 tsp salt

2 eggs

1 1/2 c brown sugar

2 Tbs flour (for topping)

1 tsp baking powder

1 tsp vanilla

1/2 c shredded coconut

1 c chopped nuts (pecans)

confectioner's sugar


1. Cream butter until soft.  Blend in 2 c flour, sugar, and salt. (Mixture is loose ad lumpy.) Spread mixture in even layer in ungreased jelly roll pan 15x10-1. Bake at 350 for 10 min (top will not be brown). 

2. While cookie layer bakes, beat eggs until light and fluffy.  Stir in brown sugar, 2 Tbs flour, baking powder and vanilla. Beat until thick and smooth. Fold in coconuts and nuts. 

3. Carefully spread egg mixture over baked cookie layer.  Return to oven for 20 more minutes or until golden brown and firm on top (do not overbake). 

4. Remove from pan and cool on large wooden board. (I don’t know how to get such a large thing out of pan, so I don’t.) Dust lightly with confectioner’s sugar. Cut into squares with very sharp knife.