Classic Lemon Coconut Bar Cookies Recipe


Difficulty LevelMediumHealth IndexAverage
VegetarianMain Ingredient


For cookies
 All purpose flour4 1⁄2 Ounce (About 1 Cup)
 Granulated sugar2 Tablespoon
 Chilled butter1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs), cut into small pieces
 Cooking spray1
 Packed brown sugar1 Cup (16 tbs)
 Fresh lemon juice3 Tablespoon
 Eggs2 Large
 Flaked sweetened coconut1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
For glaze
 Powdered sugar2⁄3 Cup (10.67 tbs)
 Grated lemon rind1 Teaspoon
 Fresh lemon juice2 Tablespoon

Nutrition Facts

Serving size

Calories 827 Calories from Fat 317

% Daily Value*

Total Fat 36 g55.1%

Saturated Fat 25.2 g125.8%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol 166.2 mg

Sodium 114.1 mg4.8%

Total Carbohydrates 124 g41.3%

Dietary Fiber 3 g12.1%

Sugars 95 g

Protein 9 g17.6%

Vitamin A 16.6% Vitamin C 17.1%

Calcium 7.5% Iron 13.1%

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet


Preheat oven to 350°.
To prepare cookies, weigh or lightly spoon flour into a dry measuring cup; level with a knife.
Combine flour and granulated sugar in a bowl; cut in butter with a pastry blender or 2 knives until the mixture resembles coarse meal.
Press mixture into the bottom of a 9-inch square baking pan coated with cooking spray.
Bake at 350° for 10 minutes.
Combine brown sugar, 3 tablespoons juice, and eggs in a medium bowl, stirring with a whisk.
Stir in coconut, and pour evenly into pan.
Bake an additional 25 minutes or until set.
To prepare glaze, combine powdered sugar, rind, and 2 tablespoons juice, stirring with a whisk.
Spread glaze evenly over cookies.
Cool completely in pan on a wire rack.
Cut cookies into squares.