Holiday Coconut Squares



Aless and I dug into my grandmother’s recipe tin this morning after we enjoyed a much-needed nap together. At the very bottom of the tin, we found a little booklet from Woman’s Day Kitchen (1962) that contained a delightful collection of recipes for holiday cookies. As we all know, cookies are a Christmas tradition whether making and serving them, hanging them on the tree or even giving them as gifts. Here is one recipe that was circled by my grandmother – holiday coconut squares. Enjoy!


Holiday Coconut Squares

Recipe Type: Desserts & Cookies
Cuisine: American
Author: Woman’s Day Kitchen
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Serves: Many
A plain cookie base with chewy coconut as a topping.
  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1 1/2 cups light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 1/4 cups flour, sifted
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 3 1/2 ounces flaked coconut
  1. Heat over to 375 degrees F.
  2. Cream butter and 1/2 cup sugar until light.
  3. Add 1 cup flour and mix well.
  4. Pat into greased 13″ x 9″ x 2″ pan.
  5. Bake in oven approximately 10 minutes.
  6. Mix 1 cup sugar, 1/4 cup flour and remaining ingredients.
  7. Spread evenly over baked mixture.
  8. Bake approximately 20 minutes.
  9. While warm, cut into 4 dozen squares.
  10. Cool in pan.
  11. (Good for keeping and shipping.)




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