Delicious and festive…what more could you want for a February or Valentine treat? Well, if I add easy, that should seal the deal!
1 cup all-purpose flour
3 Tbsp. confectioners’ sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
3/4 cup chopped walnuts or pecans
1/2 cup quartered maraschino cherries
1/2 cup flaked coconut
1. In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners’ sugar; cut in butter until crumbly. Press into a lightly greased 13-in. x 9-in. x 2-in. baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees or until lightly browned. Cool in pan on wire rack.
2. For filling, combine the eggs, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to the egg mixture. Stir in walnuts or pecans, cherries, and coconut. Spread over crust. Bake at 350 degrees 20-25 minutes longer or until firm. Cool in pan on a wire rack. Cut into bars.
Yield: 3 dozen bars.
Stay tuned for the next historical post on February 15th…more about Staley’s Restaurants.