Old-Fashioned Coconut-Pecan Squares
This heirloom recipe deserved a modern makeover.
Why This Recipe Works
To make these sticky, chewy bar cookies, we beat butter and ½ cup of brown sugar together to form a base-layer dough. After the base was baked and cooled, we whipped egg whites to stiff peaks, set those aside, and whipped brown sugar, whole eggs, egg yolks, salt, and vanilla until thick. We folded in the beaten whites and spread the mixture over the cooled base.