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Growing up my mother found a recipe (in Cappers weekly I think, but memory isn't the greatest....) for bar cookies. There was a base that was baked first..............probably flour, butter, brown sugar (? this is just a guess) and then a mixture of coconut, eggs, sugar (maybe brown sugar) baking powder????? poured on top and baked again.
These really tasted like pecan pie bars but no pecans in sight..................Just wonderful bar cookies.
I've googled, no luck, checked Cappers weekly, no luck.
Would anyone have this recipe????? My Mothers handwritten cookbook met my DH who tossed it in the trash. (GRRRRRRRRRR) Now I'm craving these cookies. Does this recipe sound familiar to anyone???? If so would you share?????
Sadly Mom's been gone 47 years, most relatives she may have shared it with are also gone so there is no one around that might have this recipe. *sigh*
Sure hoping someone in Taste of Home computer land might have it.
Thanks in advance.
WOW Carol....................and so quickly. Personally I put nuts in EVERYTHING!!!!!!!! LOL but I'm thinking my Mother probably didn't because those were "pricey" on a poor mans budget.
This sounds like the recipe and of course I'll add the nuts. Now I read the recipe I do remember the baking powder.
In past years I'd go to local farmers that sold nuts in the shells (usually walnuts) and buy several pounds of them. Then during cold night I'd hull them and freeze the nuts. Now with Costco, can't beat the convenience and price. LOL
Now to wait for a little bit cooler weather so I can bake but this is going into my cookbook program RIGHT NOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Happen July 4th and THANKS AGAIN!
You're very welcome dreyfuss-so glad I could help you out. I'm sorry your Mom's handwritten book got tossed out.......I think I'd cry!
I've got a million and one recipes here-if you can think of any more I might possibly be able to help out with, don't be afraid to ask-could be I have it or something close.
Thank you for the sweet offer...I'll be taking you up on it for sure!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I was devastated when he did that. Even standing right there I asked him to at least let me send it to one of my brothers since it's their legacy too but he was in one of "his moods" GRRRRRRRRRRR Amazing how much of my stuff he figured I didn't need. Tempted to go to his storage area and start tossing............ Oh and I did cry....after some ranting about how cold he can be!
I think my Dad shared the recipe with his sister but she recently died and I just can't bear to ask my cousin about it. Figure the grief is too fresh. Maybe next time I'm in the area I'll give her a call. It's worth a try. This Aunt also used to make the best fried pies, well actually fried pie crust. She only made raisin fried pies and I don't like raisins. Here I live in the middle of raisin country!!!!!!!!!!!! Wish I had asked for her crust recipe. *sigh*
Thanks again for the recipe and your kindness!
I'm so sorry that treasure got tossed. That's so sad.
Sometime down the road you and your cousin can talk cooking and recipes-and maybe she does have her mother's Fried Pies recipe to share. I've never made those so I can't help you on that one. What made the crust special on those pies?
dreyfuss, I'm more than happy to help-if you think of a recipe she had give a yell-I might have it here. I'm happy I had the coconut one for you-I hope if it's not exact, it's close to what your Mom made,
I was so sad his heart would be so cold about a cookbook!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sheesh.........I make my Mothers cabbage "poor mans soup" which was in there and he loves it. Maybe, given my memory I can say I can't make it without her recipe????????????????? Oh I'm being MEAN!!!!
With our 100+ temps it will be awhile before I make them but am so looking forward to giving them a try.
I don't know if there was anything really special about the crusts...........lol I just know she made fried pies. Now you buy a fried pie and there is scarely any fruit in them. Maybe 2 cherries or a small sliver of pineapple....That;s why I would like to make some. Will eventually check with my cousin. Don't know her well enough to know if she cooks much or not.
I'm sure I could just use my regular crust recipe and bake them.....would be healthier for sure than frying.
Bump for dreyfuss
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