Source: Mary Haley - Cookie Swap Contest Finalist for Austin360.com
Coconut Caramel Chews
Note from Mary: The Coconut Caramel Chews recipe has been in our family for about 75 years. It is my aunt's recipe.
1/2 c. butter
1 c. granulated sugar
2 egg yolks
1 1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tablespoon milk (if needed to thin the batter)
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 beaten egg whites
3/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. coconut
Make a batter of the butter, sugar, egg yolks, flour, baking powder, milk (if needed to thin the batter), and vanilla. Mix the batter and spread evenly in a shallow pan (12 x 8).
Cover with a topping made with beaten egg whites, brown sugar and coconut.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for thirty minutes. Cut into squares when cool.
Freezes and stores well.