Many of you know cookies are my weakness. Cookies with icing, like Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies, are particularly difficult for me to stay out of. I love icing on everything–brownies, cookies, cake, bread. I can’t get enough of any dessert with icing since I have a horrible sweet tooth. Layer icing on really thick and I’m a very happy camper. 🙂
So when I needed to come up with some new goodies for John to share with friends, I decided to try one of my favorite cookie recipes. I made it into a blondie and added a luscious lemon frosting. Yes, it was divine. Cookies, blondies and bars are made even better with a slathering of icing on top. The thicker the icing the better. 🙂 Yes, sirreee! Give me a little cookie with my icing. 🙂
So if you have sweet tooth cravings like me, and you’re just dying for something sweet to take the edge off, then I can recommend Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies. If you enjoy lemon desserts this is a terrific one. The coconut and pecans add delightful texture and crunch and the sweet creamy icing is spectacular. Better plan on making a couple of batches! Everyone will love them.
Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies are heavenly!
I guarantee once you dig into these blondies you won’t want to stop!
Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies are perfect for potlucks, backyard barbecues or tailgating parties.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the blondies.
Place softened butter in a mixing bowl. Add sugar, baking soda, baking powder, salt, lemon zest, lemon juice, eggs and vanilla.
Beat with an electric mixer until smooth and creamy.
Add UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour. Bleached flour toughens baked goods. Add coconut and pecans.
Stir ingredients with a wooden spoon to combine.
Press into a greased 12×17″ cookie sheet.
Bake at 350 about 20-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely before adding icing.
I used these ingredients for the icing. (I ended up using two sticks of butter because I wanted more icing.)
Soften butter. Add lemon peel, powdered sugar and milk and beat with an electric mixer until smooth.
Spread icing over top of cooled blondies. Sprinkle additional lemon zest over top of the icing. Allow icing to set about 15-20 minutes before cutting into bars.
Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies are terrific for office parties, too. The nice thing about this recipe is it makes about 4 dozen, so there’s plenty to share with others!
I loved the way these blondies turned out. If you enjoy lemony desserts, this one is superb.
Here’s the recipe.
LEMON COCONUT PECAN BLONDIES
(Recipe inspired from my Lemon Coconut Pecan Cookies)
Prepare to drool over these divine blondies.
Lemon Coconut Pecan Blondies are perfect for potlucks because the recipe makes 4 dozen.