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December 9, 2015 by: Julie Mcaferty

Cherry Coconut Bars

Cherry Coconut Bars

Day 9 of 25 Days of Christmas Cookies! Today we served our guests these Cherry Coconut Bars. These cookies are a Christmas tradition in Julie's family. This recipe was given to us by Julie's Aunt Bette, who is 90 years old and is still baking these along with other cookies for her family and friends each year. 

Ingredients:

For Pastry-

1 cup flour

1/2 cup softened butter

3 Tbsp. powdered sugar

For Filling-

2 eggs, slightly beaten

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup flour

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1/2-3/4 cup quartered maraschino cherries

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/4 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla

3/4 cup chopped nuts

With hands, mix pastry ingredients until smooth. Spread thin with fingers in 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350F for about 20-25 minutes. Stir rest of ingredients into eggs and spread over top of baked pastry (no need to cool). Bake about 25 minutes more. Cool and cut into small bars.

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