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Festive Lemon Coconut Squares - 1999

1/2 cup butter 1/4 cup unsifted icing sugar 1 cup flour Cream butter and sugar. Add flour and mix well. Press into bottom of 8x8" pan. Bake at 350 F for 18-20 minutes. Remove from oven. Topping: 2 eggs 1/2 cup white sugar 1 pkg. Lemon Jello pie filling 1/2 tsp. baking powder 1 cup chopped dates 1/2 cup red and green cherries (finely cut) 1 1/3 cup coconut Method: Beat eggs until thick. Gradually beat in sugar. Add remaining ingredients and spread over baked crust. Bake at 350 F oven for 25-30 minutes. For a quick icing, use a pre made vanilla frosting. Add lemon flavoring to taste. Sprinkle finely grated lemon peel over the top. Decorate each square with a sliced cherry. These squares are a great addition to your holiday entertaining. Submitted by Elaine Bryenton, Winsloe R.R. 9, P.E.I.

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