OLD FASHIONED HOLIDAY BAR COOKIES
½ cup butter
½ cup light brown sugar
1 cup sifted flour
1 cup light brown sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
3 tablespoons flour
¼ teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or walnuts
1 can (3 ½ oz.) coconut
Preheat oven to 350. Mix butter, sugar and flour until smooth. Pat into bottom of 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake 10 minutes or until golden. Cool.
To make filling: beat eggs until light; gradually add sugar. Add vanilla, flour, salt and baking powder. Stir until combined. Add coconut and nuts. Spread evenly over crust and bake 25 minutes or until golden. Cool slightly.
Cut into bars while still warm.
“Noooo,” I shrieked like a shrew.
My poor husband was trying to help. But, he was instead further ruining the treats I was making for him.
I didn’t realize until AFTER I spread the filling over my cooled cookie crust that I had forgotten to include flour in the filling.
DH said it was not a problem, he could stir the flour in with a fork. I was afraid the fragile crust might break up and get in the filling…my daughter’s recipe specifically called for a crust.
But, DH seemed confident, so I sprinkled about a tablespoon of flour over the cookies. DH got a fork and started stirring. Vigorously, he stirred the crust right INTO the filling.
Which was reason I made enough noise to scare our animals out of the kitchen.
My scream also stopped DH from doing more cookie damage.
I put the cookies in the oven and hoped for the best.
Fortunately, the best was fantastic. The cookies were wonderful.
The recipe is FOOLPROOF.