Holiday scents for many include the sweet smell of cookies baking in the oven. Bellingham Herald readers share these recipes and the family memories that go along with them.
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Barbara Hollinsworth of Ferndale was first introduced to this recipe in December of 1957 while visiting her future mother-in-law, who said the recipe was handed down from her mother. Fifty-two years later, Hollinsworth says she still makes this recipe during the holidays for her children and grandchildren.
11/4 cups plus 1 tablespoon flour
1/2 cup butter
11/2 cups plus 1 teaspoon brown sugar
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon salt
Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix 11/4 cups flour, butter and 1 teaspoon brown sugar.
Press evenly into 9x9 baking pan.
Mix together eggs, 11/2 cups brown sugar, 1 tablespoon flour, walnuts, coconut, vanilla and salt.
Pour batter on top of bottom layer.
Bake until brown. HOW LONG.
Cool and cut into bars.