Penuche Bar Cookies
|Shortening||1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)|
|Brown sugar||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Flour||1 Cup (16 tbs), sifted|
|Eggs||2 , beaten|
|Baking powder||1⁄2 Teaspoon|
|Shredded coconut||1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)|
|Nuts||1 Cup (16 tbs), chopped|
Combine shortening and 1/4 teaspoon salt; add 1/2 cup sugar.
Add 1 cup flour; blend.
Spread mixture in 8 x 12 x 2-inch greased pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 15 minutes or until lightly browned.
Combine vanilla and remaining sugar; add to eggs.
Beat until thick and foamy.
Add remaining salt, baking powder, coconut, nuts and 2 tablespoons flour.
Spread over baked mixture.
Return to oven; bake for about 15 minutes or until topping is firm and lightly browned.
Cool; cut in small bars.