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Governor Dalton's Favorite Coconut Bars

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“John Dalton was a former governor of Virginia. Eddy, his wife, put together my favorite cookbook as a fundraiser, and this is one of my favorite sweets also. I made a guess as to how many bars. It's not in the recipe and I can't remember.”
24 bars

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  1. Sift flour before measuring.
  2. Cream butter with ½ cup brown sugar.
  3. Add 1 Cup flour. Mix to crumbly mass.
  4. Pat it evenly into 9x9 well-greased pan. Bake this pastry until delicately brown at 300°, 20 minute
  5. Remove from oven.
  6. Beat eggs until light.
  7. Add 1 cup brown sugar and vanilla.
  8. Mix well.
  9. Add 2 teaspoons flour which has been sifted with baking powder and salt.
  10. Add coconut and nuts.
  11. Spread over pastry and bake at 350°, 25 minute.
  12. Cool and cut into bars.

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