Chewy Coconut Squares

Chewy Coconut Squares

A shortbread crust with a chewy topping full of coconut and nuts.

Crust

cup

butter 

2

ounces

55

grams

cup

sugar  (caster)                   

2

ounces

55

grams

cup

flour  (plain)

2

ounces

 70 

grams

Filling

cup

sugar  (caster)

4

ounces

115

grams

Tbs 

flour (plain)

 

 

60

ml

tsp

salt

 

 

 0.6

ml

1

tsp

vanilla or almond extract

 

 

5

ml

1

large

egg

 

 

 

 

cup

nuts, chopped

2

ounces

56

grams

cup 

coconut

1

ounces

43

grams

Preheat in 350F [175C] oven.   Grease an 8" [20 cm] square pan.
Cream butter and sugar till light and fluffy.
Stir in flour. Press into pan and bake at 350F [175C] for 10 minutes.

Meanwhile, mix sugar, flour, salt, vanilla, egg, nuts and coconut for the filling.
Spread evenly over baked dough. Bake 20-25 minutes or till golden.
While warm, cut into squares.

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