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Coconut Sugar Cookie Bars

With a coconut sugar cookie base, coconut frosting and topped with shredded coconut these coconut sugar cookie bars are the perfect dessert for all coconut lovers!

Ingredients

For the Bars:

  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/2 cup coconut oil (soft)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 2 TBS sour cream
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

For the Frosting:

  • 5 TBS butter (softened)
  • 3 TBS milk
  • 1 TBS vanilla
  • 1 tsp coconut extract
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut (divided)

Instructions

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees.
  • In a medium sized bowl, combine your flour, baking powder and salt. Set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream together your coconut oil and sugar for about 3 minutes until light and fluffy.
  • Add in your egg, sour cream, coconut, and vanilla extract and stir until combined.
  • Slowly add in your flour mixture while stirring until everything is combined. Dough is crumbly.
  • Press the dough into a greased 9x13 baking pan and spread out evenly.
  • Bake for 14-15 minutes until edges are barely a golden color.
  • Allow to cool completely.
  • Meanwhile mix together your butter, milk, vanilla extract, coconut extract and powdered sugar for your frosting until nice and creamy. Fold in about 1/3 - 1/2 cup of shredded coconut into your frosting.
  • Spread your frosting evenly over the top of your cooled cookie bars.
  • Sprinkle remaining shredded coconut evenly over the top.
  • Slice into squares and serve.