I have another delicious cookie recipe for you in time for holiday baking! Strawberry Shortbread Bars have a tasty shortbread crust, topped with strawberry preserves and a coconut macaroon-type topping. They are awesome indeed. Especially if you like ooey, gooey desserts.
I am in the middle of our annual Christmas Cookie Extravaganza, and I am already whooped! I’ve baked 15 different goodies so far (250-300 each batch). (This has been done over a two-week period). I have about five or six more I still want to finish before we start divvying up the rest of the treats. I’m hoping that will happen sometime this coming week! Then I don’t want to see a cookie for a few weeks at least! 🙂 But I must share these delicious jewels with you.
Strawberry Shortbread Bars are perfect for Christmas Cookie Exchanges, holiday parties and baking, and to indulge yourself when you want a treat. If you enjoy strawberry flavored desserts, you need to give this recipe a whirl. You will find it very satisfying to the taste buds–in fact, you may find it so satisfying that you want to eat five or six of them in one sitting! No kidding. Enjoy.
Strawberry Shortbread Bars are ooey, gooey and delicious!
These are marvelous to bake for Christmas Cookie Exchanges and other holiday parties.
We love the delicate coconut topping. It blends so well with the strawberries.
Here’s what I did.
I used these ingredients for the crust and strawberry filling.
Combine flour and baking powder. Cut in cold butter with a pastry blender.
Coarse crumbs will form.
Add milk and an egg. I didn’t have any milk on hand so I used half-and-half.
Stir ingredients to combine.
Press crumbs into a greased 9×13″ glass baking dish.
Spread strawberry preserves carefully over top of crust layer.
I used these ingredients for the topping.
Beat eggs lightly with a fork. Add sugar and melted butter.
Add coconut and vanilla extract.
Stir ingredients with a fork.
Dollop the coconut topping over top of the strawberry preserves.
Bake at 350 about 45 minutes until topping is set.
Strawberry Shortbread Bars will satisfy any sweet tooth craving you have!
These luscious bars will be the first to go at your office parties!
If you enjoy strawberries and coconut, you’ll love this dessert.
Here’s the recipe.
STRAWBERRY SHORTBREAD BARS
(Recipe inspired from my Raspberry Shortbread Bars)
Strawberry Shortbread Bars are terrific treats any time of the year.
You’ll be drooling after the first bite. 🙂