I have a Betty Crocker recipe book from 1982 that my grandma gave to my mother. It’s so awesome and I love this cookbook.
Anyway, I decided to try some of the recipes from the book, including this one for coconut chews.
- 3/4 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup shortening (half margarine or butter softened)
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 2 eggs
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 2 TBSP flour
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp vanilla
- 1/2 cup chopped walnut
- 1/2 cup flaked coconut
Heat oven to 350. Mix powdered sugar and shortening. Stir in 1 1/2 cup of flour. Press in an ungreased 13×9 pan. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes.
Mix remaining ingredients. Spread over baked layer. Bake for 20 minutes; cool. Cut into bars about 3×1. 32 cookies.
There is a recipe for a frosting with the chews, but I didn’t make it because the bars were rich enough without. They are seriously awesome.
Heads up — for the second baking, you may want to bake the bars only 15-20 minutes. You’ll need to check it so the ingredients don’t get overbaked.