04 June 2009

princess hollywood squares

4 cups unsweetened shredded coconut
3 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

3 cups sugar
3 cups vegetable shortening

1 1/2 cups chopped walnuts

2 large eggs, beaten

2 cups raspberry preserves
  1. preheat the oven to 350. spray a rimmed 11 by 17 inch baking sheet with nonstick spray
  2. combine the coconut, flour, sugar, shortening, walnuts and eggs in the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment. mix on medium speed for 4 minutes, or until fluffy
  3. spread half of the dough mixture evenly on the prepared baking sheet, using a spatula
  4. spread the preserves evenly over the mixture and then cover with the remaining dough mix
  5. transfer to the oven and bake for 30 minutes, or until the dough resembles a soft-baked cookie
  6. remove from the oven and let cool, the dough will firm up when completely cooled
  7. cut into squares slightly larger than 2 inches

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