Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars Recipe

Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars Recipe

How To Make Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars

Cookie bars get a tropical flair with some added coconut flakes. These goodies are perfectly soft, chewy, and incredibly light but still a ton of flavor.

Preparation: 10 minutes
Cooking: 12 minutes
Total: 22 minutes

Serves:

Ingredients

  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 1cupsugar
  • 2eggs
  • tbspsour cream
  • 1tspvanilla
  • 1tspcoconut extract
  • cupsflour
  • ½tspbaking powder
  • ½tspsalt
  • 1cupsweetened coconut,shredded
  • ½cupbutter,softened
  • 2cupspowdered sugar
  • 2tbsphalf and half,or milk
  • ½tspvanilla
  • ½tspcoconut extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. Line a 9×13-inch pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, then set aside.

  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and coconut extract, and mix until well combined. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt to form a thick dough.

  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan to form an even layer, and poke the dough every few inches with a fork so it will bake evenly.

  4. Bake 17 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.

  5. While the cookies are baking, toast the coconut. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray.

  6. Add the coconut and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool completely.

  7. To make the frosting, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, and half and half until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, coconut extract, and salt, and beat again until fluffy. Fold in the toasted coconut, reserving ¼ cup for sprinkling on top.

  8. Spread over the cooled cookies and sprinkle with reserved coconut.

  9. Cut into squares. Enjoy!

Nutrition

  • Calories: 276.71kcal
  • Fat: 12.78g
  • Saturated Fat: 8.25g
  • Trans Fat: 0.42g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 3.01g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.58g
  • Carbohydrates: 38.58g
  • Fiber: 0.88g
  • Sugar: 24.63g
  • Protein: 2.72g
  • Cholesterol: 46.02mg
  • Sodium: 155.63mg
  • Calcium: 21.57mg
  • Potassium: 49.13mg
  • Iron: 0.43mg
  • Vitamin A: 97.28µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.18mg
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