Kate Smith's Coconut Squares
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Serves: 12
  • 1 cup sifted cake flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 6 tbsp butter
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ unsweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 squares chopped semisweet chocolate
  1. Sift flour and baking powder together; set aside. Cream butter thoroughly; add sugar gradually, and cream together until light and fluffy. Add egg and beat well. Add vanilla and coconut. Add flour gradually, beating well after each addition. Mix in chocolate chunks (or whatever you decide to add, if anything).
  2. Spread into a buttered 13x9 baking dish, and bake 20 minutes in a 350 degree oven. Cool and cut into squares in pan.
The original recipe says it makes 2 dozen, presumably itty-bitty, squares. I cut a dozen squares, in a size that struck me as reasonable. My point? Your mileage may vary considerably.
Recipe by Sprung At Last at http://www.sprungatlast.com/2012/12/weekend-cooking-kate-smiths-coconut-squares/