Chocolate Coconut Orange Squares

Chocolate Coconut Orange Squares

Chocolate, coconut and orange is a lovely combination at any time, however at Christmas the aroma of these cookies, baking, fill the house with sweetness.  Not only am I making cookies, I’m making Christmas memories which will last far into the future.

 

Chocolate Coconut Orange Squares

¼ cup soft butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg

1 tablespoon grated orange rind

1 tablespoon orange juice

1 cup flaked coconut

1 cup all-purpose flour

¼ cup cocoa

½ teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

For icing:

¼ cup confectioners sugar

1 tablespoon orange juice

Cream the butter and sugar until light. Add egg, orange rind and juice. Sift cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder together. Add flour mixture and coconut to butter mixture. Mix quickly and only enough to blend. Put in pan (15 x 10 x 1) lined with baking paper. Bake in preheated moderate oven (350 degree Fahrenheit) (180 C) for 20 minutes. Cool slightly, spread icing thinly on top, cut into squares.

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