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Orange Coconut Bar Cookie Recipe

   By: Griffin Wetzstein

The orange coconut bar cookie recipe has a citrus splash that will awaken the taste buds!

Ingredients Crust: 1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup granulated sugar 1/2 stick (1/4 cup) salted butter, softened 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans

Topping: 3/4 cup granulated sugar 2 slightly beaten eggs 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 1 1/2 teaspoons finely ground orange peel 3 tablespoons orange juice 1/4 teaspoon baking powder 1 cup coconut

Hardware 2 x medium bowls Pastry blender (optional) 8x8x2-inch baking pan Mixer

Step 1: For crust, preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Step 2: In a medium bowl, combine 1/2 cup flour and 1/2 cup of sugar. Step 3: Using a pastry blender or two knives cut butter into 1/4-inch pieces until flour mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Step 4: Stir in chopped pecans. Step 5: Press mixture into bottom of an ungreased 8x8x2-inch baking pan. Step 6: Bake 18-20 minutes or until golden. Step 7: Meanwhile, for topping, in a medium bowl combine 3/4 cup sugar, the eggs, the 2 tablespoons flour, orange peel, orange juice, and baking powder. Beat with an electric mixer on low speed for 2 minutes or until combined. Step 8: Stir in coconut. Step 9: Pour topping over baked crust. Step 10: Bake 20 minutes more or until edges are light brown and center is set. Cool completely before cutting into bars. Store in refrigerator.

Makes 16 bars.

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