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Lemon Coconut Squares

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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups all purpose flour
1/2 cup confectioners' sugar
3/4 cup cold butter or margarine
4 eggs
1-1/2 cups sugar
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 teaspoon baking powder
3/4 cup flaked coconut

Instructions

In a bowl, combine flour and confectioners' sugar; cut in the butter until crumbly. Press onto the bottom of a lightly greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes. Meanwhile in a mixing bowl, beat the eggs, sugar, lemon juice and baking powder until well mixed. Pour over crust; sprinkle coconut evenly over the top. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Yield 4 dozen.

Rose Hood
Davenport



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