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Easy Filled Bar Cookie Recipe
This filled bar cookie is a soft chew complimented with strawberry jam filling and topped with grated coconut.
  • ½ cups of butter or 1 stick of butter softened
  • ½ cups of canola oil
  • 2 cups of light brown sugar firmly packed
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cups of water
  • 1 teaspoon of almond extract
  • 3-1/2 cups of sifted flour
  • 1 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 teaspoon of baking soda leveled
  • ½ cups of strawberry jam or your favorite
  • ½ cups of grated coconut flakes
  1. Sift the flour, baking soda, and salt together in your mixing bowl and set aside.
  2. In another mixing bowl, cream your softened butter, oil with the sugar until well blended before beating in the eggs.
  3. Add some of the flour mixture to the creamed ingredients and mix with your electric mixer, alternating with the water until you finish incorporating.
  4. This will be a sticky batter.
  5. Grease a baking pan about the size of 11-1/2 inches by 13-1/2 inches to accommodate the bars.
  6. Pour in half the dough batter in the pan and spread for the bottom.
  7. Next, top with about one-half cups of the strawberry jam (you can use more if this is your preference) and spread over the batter in the pan.
  8. Top with the remaining batter, spreading it over the jam to seal it up.
  9. Finish with the one-half cup of the grated coconut.
  10. Bake in a 350-degree oven for about 20-25 minutes, depending on how your oven is regulated. Test with a toothpick, cake tester or a slender knife to see if anything sticks determining if it is done.
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