Butter Chews

Oxmoor House
about 7 dozen

Ingredients

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup sifted powdered sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 eggs, separated
3/4 cup firmly packed brown sugar
3/4 cup flaked coconut
1 cup chopped pecans

Preparation

Combine flour and powdered sugar in a small mixing bowl; stir well. Cut in butter with a pastry blender until mixture resembles coarse meal. Press firmly into a lightly greased 9- inch square baking pan. Bake at 350° for 15 minutes. Remove from oven, and set aside.

Beat egg yolks in a large mixing bowl; add remaining ingredients, stirring well.

Beat egg whites (at room temperature) in a medium mixing bowl until stiff peaks form. Fold into egg yolk mixture. Pour over reserved hot crust. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes or until browned. Cut into 1-inch squares while warm.

Created date

February 2010