COCONUT CHEWS


Recipe courtesy of Pam's Midwest Kitchen Korner

Ingredients:

¾ cup powdered sugar
¾ cup shortening (half butter, softened)
*
1½ cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons flour
½ teaspoon baking powder
½ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped walnuts
½ cup flaked coconut

Method:
Heat oven to 350°.
Mix powdered sugar and shortening.
Stir in 1½  cups flour.
Press in ungreased oblong 13” x 9” pan.
Bake until golden brown, 12 to 15 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients.
Spread over baked layer.
Bake 20 minutes, cool.
Frost with Orange-Lemon Frosting, recipe below.
Cut into bars, about 3” x 1”.
Makes 32 cookies

*Use 6 tablespoons shortening, plus 6 tablespoons of butter.  

That's 12 tablespoons total to equal 3/4 cup.

Orange-Lemon Frosting
1½ cups powdered sugar
2 tablespoons butter, melted
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon lemon juice
Mix all ingredients until smooth and spread over cooled bars.