Friday, December 20, 2013

Walnut Squares

These are so addicting and delicious.

Shortbread Crust:
1 lb butter
2 cups flour
1/2 tsp sugar
1/2 c. cornstarch (yes i wrote 1/2 cup.  just trust me)
Cream butter and sugar.  Sift flour and cornstarch.  Mix together and blend well.  Spread on the bottom of two 9x13 pans.  Bake at 300 for 15 minutes.

Yummy Nutty Layer:
4 eggs
1 1lb brown sugar
4 TBSP flour
1/2 tsp baking powder
4 tsp vanilla
1 lb chopped walnuts
1 c. flaked, sweetened coconut

Beat eggs and brown sugar until very light.  Add flour, baking powder and vanilla.  Mix in nuts and coconut. Spread on top of baked shortbread.  Bake 15  minutes at 300 degrees then raise temp to 350 degrees and bake for 5 more minutes.

Cream Cheese Frosting:
8 oz cream cheese
1/2 butter
4 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla

Blend together.  Spread over cooled bars.   

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