Canteen Cookie Bars

3.00 avg. rating (65% score) - 3 votes

Canteen Cookie Bars

Yield: 2 dozen 2-inch bars


  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons flour
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 cup sifted flour
  • 1-1/2 cups shredded coconut
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup nuts, coarsely chopped


Preheat oven to 325 degrees F. Combine shortening and salt. Add 1/2 cup of the brown sugar and cream well. Add the 1 cup flour and blend. Spread in a greased 12x8-inch pan. Bake for 20 minutes, or until firm and golden brown. Add remaining 1 cup brown sugar and the vanilla to the eggs, beating until thick and foamy. Then add the 2 tablespoons flour, baking powder, coconut, and nuts and blend. Spread over baked mixture. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes. Cool and cut into small bars.

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