Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars

Brownies & Bars · Cookies · Desserts · April 1, 2014

Delicious Frosted Coconut Cookie Bars recipe on { lilluna.com } So soft and buttery with a yummy coconut buttercream frosting!

Hello again, Lil’ Luna friends, and happy spring! I have a delicious spring treat to share with you today. When the weather is starting to warm up and the flowers are starting to bloom, somehow all I want to do is eat coconut. I would have to say that, along with lemon, it’s one of the flavors I associate most strongly with spring. (Is it weird that I associate flavors with seasons?) I’ll take coconut pretty much any way I can get it, but these toasted coconut cookie bars are particularly delicious!

Delicious Frosted Coconut Cookie Bars recipe on { lilluna.com } So soft and buttery with a yummy coconut buttercream frosting!

These bars have a soft and buttery sugar cookie base, topped with a creamy and indulgent toasted coconut buttercream. A little extra toasted coconut sprinkled on top makes them extra special and pretty! The bars are really straightforward and easy to make, and I love that they have all the deliciousness of a sugar cookie with none or the rolling and cutting. You should definitely make these to celebrate spring!

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Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars Recipe

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 17 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes
Servings 24
Calories 212 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Bar

  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 1/2 tbsp sour cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Frosting

  • 1 cup sweetened coconut shredded
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2-3 tbsp half and half or milk
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp coconut extract
  • pinch salt

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375. Line a 9 x 13 pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray, then set aside.

  2. In a large bowl or the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Add the eggs, sour cream, vanilla, and coconut extract, and mix until well combined. Stir in the flour, baking powder, and salt to form a thick dough.
  3. Press the dough into the prepared pan to form an even layer, and poke the dough every few inches with a fork so it will bake evenly. Bake 17-20 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Cool completely.
  4. While the cookies are baking, toast the coconut. Heat a medium skillet over medium heat and spray with cooking spray. Add the coconut and cook, stirring frequently, until golden brown. Remove from heat and cool completely.
  5. To make the frosting, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, and half and half until light and fluffy. Add the vanilla, coconut extract, and salt, and beat again until fluffy. Fold in the toasted coconut, reserving ¼ cup for sprinkling on top.
  6. Spread over the cooled cookies and sprinkle with reserved coconut. Cut into squares (I did 24 squares, but you can make them as big or small as you would like). Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Toasted Coconut Cookie Bars Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 212 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 34mg 11%
Sodium 133mg 6%
Potassium 43mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 30g 10%
Sugars 19g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 5.3%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 4.1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Delicious Frosted Coconut Cookie Bars recipe on { lilluna.com } So soft and buttery with a yummy coconut buttercream frosting!

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These look amazing, Alicia – and the frosting looks even better!!!

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[email protected]+Simply+Gloria

Alicia, these bars look so decadent! I can just imagine how the sour cream makes them so soft. Absolutely gorgeous with the coconut!
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Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures

Ooh, coconut! This is my kind of cookie bar!

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