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[The Cookie Elf File] Pineapple Coconut Bars: Easy Cookie Recipe from Bake-Off #35
August 13, 2014
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Feature: Pineapple Coconut Bars from Pillsbury Bake-Off #35

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Don’t let the ingredient list for Pineapple Coconut Bars deter you. The cake mix saves you steps. And while these bars have four layers, each layer has just a couple of ingredients. Each comes together quickly.

Furthermore, this bar cookie recipe is not only a winner when it comes to simplicity, but also in nationwide popularity. It was a favorite in the iconic Pillsbury Bake-Off Contest #35 in 1992.

Prep time: 15-20 minutes
Bake time: 30-40 minutes
Cooling time: about 1 hour
Makes 36 bars

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Cookie Baking Tip of the Week: How to Make the Perfect Bar Cookie Glaze

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Glaze over bar cookies can be tricky. If it’s too thick, it won’t drizzle easily. If it’s too runny, it will pour out onto bar cookies too quickly and be messy.

As you make cookie glaze, add liquid just a little bit at a time to the powdered sugar. Stir and then use a spoon to test glaze. Scoop up a bit of the glaze and let it drip out of the spoon. If it is too thick, add a teaspoon (or less) of liquid, stir, and try again. Repeat this process until the glaze is the right consistency for drizzling.

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More Pillsbury Bake-Off Cookie Recipes from The Elf

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

The Cookie Elf

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