Saturday, June 26, 2010

Coconut Belles

Makes 24 bars


1/2 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon lemon extract (I used lemon juice)
2 tablespoons cream
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup shredded coconut, plus extra for sprinkling on top
2 tablespoons finely chopped candied orange peel

Heat oven to 325 F.
Mix butter, sugar, egg, vanilla, lemon, and cream thoroughly.
Measure flour and mix with salt and baking powder; stir into wet mixture.
Blend in the coconut and peel.
Spread in a lightly greased pan (I used 8x8-inch). If desired, sprinkle extra coconut on top.
Bake 30-35 minutes, or until golden brown. While warm, cut into bars. Serve cooled (the next day is best).