Coconut Squares

(from an old, now-lost recipe in the LA Times)

1)     Preheat oven to 350° F.
2)     Grease or spray an 8” x 8” baking pan.
3)     Utilize the dump method of mixing:  turn your standing mixer on and add the following ingredients in the order listed, beating VERY well after each addition:

¼ c. unsalted butter
1 c. sugar
¼ t. salt
1 large egg
1 t. vanilla
1½ t. baking powder
1 c. flour
1 c. coconutcoconut bars - batter

4)  Spread batter in pan (it will be thick) and bake for 35 mins.

coconut bars - baked

This recipe doubles well, baked in a 12” x 7” Pyrex dish.  Don’t over bake, or they will be dry!coconut bars - serving