Tom Thumb Cookies

posted by Jane 12-03-101 3:47 PM

Tom Thumb Cookie Bars

1/2 cup vegetables shortening (can use butter flavored Crisco)
1/2 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 cup flour

1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 eggs, beaten
2 tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 cups shredded coconut (7 ounces)
1 cup nuts, finely chopped (4 ounces)

Preheat oven to 359 F.

Cream shortening and sugar thoroughly Add flour, blend. Press mixture into bottom of greased 9x13 pan Bake 30 minutes. Remove from oven and spread on the topping.

Mix brown sugar, vanilla, and eggs. Add the flour, baking powder, coconut, and nuts. When well blended, pour over hot crust. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes Cool in pan, on a rack. Cut while still slightly warm.

Best serve the same day they are made. They freeze well.

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