Friday, February 6, 2009

COCONUT CHEWS with CITRUS CHEWS

3/4 cup shortening
3/4 cup confectioners' sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
2 tbsp flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup flaked coconut
Orange-Lemon Icing (recipe follows)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Cream shortening and confectioners' sugar; blend in 1 1/2 cups flour. Press mixture into the bottom of ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake 12 to 15 minutes. Mix together the remaining ingredients, except icing, and spread over the hot baked layer. Bake 20 minutes more. While warm, spread with the orange-lemon icing.

Orange-Lemon Icing:

1 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
2 tbsp butter, melted
3 tbsp orange juice
1 tsp lemon juice

Mix the butter, orange juice and lemon juice into the confectioners' sugar. Use to spread over the warm Coconut Chews.

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