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Lemon-Coconut Bar Cookies

Yield 25 servings (serving size: 1 [1 3/4-inch] square)
Slip these tart cookies into a box lined with wax paper. Or keep them in the pan and make that part of your gift.

Ingredients

  • Cookies:
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup chilled butter, cut into small pieces
  • Cooking spray
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup flaked sweetened coconut
  • Glaze:
  • 2/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon grated lemon rind
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

Nutrition Information

  • calories 95
  • caloriesfromfat 27 %
  • fat 2.8 g
  • satfat 1.7 g
  • monofat 0.7 g
  • polyfat 0.2 g
  • protein 1.1 g
  • carbohydrate 17 g
  • fiber 0.2 g
  • cholesterol 22 mg
  • iron 0.5 mg
  • sodium 31 mg
  • calcium 11 mg

How to Make It

  1. Preheat oven to 350°.

  2. To prepare cookies, lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife. Combine flour and granulated sugar in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until mixture resembles coarse meal.

  3. Press mixture into a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray. Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.

  4. Combine brown sugar, 3 tablespoons juice, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk. Stir in coconut; pour evenly into pan. Bake an additional 25 minutes or until set.

  5. To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, rind, and 2 tablespoons juice, stirring with a whisk. Spread glaze evenly over cookies. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Cut cookies into squares.