Posted by: marthabernie | February 23, 2017


This one came from the back of a C&H Brown Sugar box!   This is made in two layers, so the ingredients are repeated below.   I can taste them as I type!  My mother always made these at Christmas and kept them in tins to keep them from drying out.

1/2 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

1/4 cup shortening (butter works)

1 egg yolk

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup sifted flour

1/2 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 whole egg

1 egg white

1 teaspoon vanilla

1 cup dark brown sugar, firmly packed

2 tablespoons flour

1 cup flaked coconut

1/2 cup chopped walnuts or pecans

Beat together 1/2 cup brown sugar, shortening, egg yolk and vanilla.  Stir in flour sifted with salt and baking powder.  When mixed, pat firmly over bottom of a greased and floured 9 inch square pan.  In same bowl, beat egg and egg white with fork, add rest of ingredients and mix well.  Spread evenly over unbaked layer in pan.  Bake at 350 degrees F for 25 to 30 minutes.  Cool in pan.  Cut into squares or small bars.



  1. sounds yummy!


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