Prep and Cook Time: about 1 hour. Notes: These bar cookies can be chilled airtight for up to 3 days. Bring them to room temperature before serving.

Recipe by Sunset November 2003


Recipe Summary

Makes about 60 bars


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a bowl, mix 1 3/4 cups flour and 1/4 cup brown sugar. With your fingers or a pastry blender, rub or cut in butter until mixture forms coarse crumbs. Spread mixture evenly over the bottom of a 10- by 15-inch baking pan; firmly press into a smooth layer. Bake in a 350° oven until slightly dry to the touch, about 10 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes.

  • Meanwhile, in a bowl, with a mixer on medium speed, beat eggs lightly. Beat in salt, baking powder, remaining 1 cup brown sugar, and remaining 1/4 cup flour. Stir in walnuts, coconut, and lemon juice. Spread over baked crust and return to oven; bake until lightly browned, 20 to 25 minutes. Remove from oven; immediately brush with lemon glaze.

  • Let cool completely on a rack, then cut into 60 bars.

  • Lemon glaze. In a bowl, mix 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 1/2 teaspoons grated lemon peel, 2 tablespoons lemon juice, and 1 teaspoon warm water until smooth.

  • Note: Nutritional analysis is per bar.

Nutrition Facts

93 calories; calories from fat 49%; protein 1.2g; fat 5.1g; saturated fat 2.2g; carbohydrates 11g; fiber 0.4g; sodium 57mg; cholesterol 17mg.