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Washboards (Coconut Taffy Bars) Recipe

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Added: Wednesday, April 2, 2008

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
1 cup shortening (half butter)
2 cups brown sugar
2 eggs
1 tsp soda dissolved in 1/4 cup hot water
1 tsp vanilla
4 cups sifted flour
1 1/2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup moist shredded coconut (cut up long shreds)

Directions:
Directions:
Mix shortening, brown sugar and eggs together thoroughly. Stir in soda with water and vanilla. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and stir in. Mix in coconut. Chill dough 2 hours. Roll into balls the size of walnuts. Place 2" apart on ungreased baking sheet. With fingers flatten each ball into a 1 1/2 x 2 1/2" oblong 1/4" thick. (And we do mean 1/4"!) Press each cookie lengthwise with tines of floured fork in washboard effect. Bake until lightly browned. Temp: 400; Time: 8 - 10 minutes. Makes 5 dozen.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
5 dozen

 

 

 

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