Strawberry Shortbread Bars Recipe


  • 1 1/2 cups UNBLEACHED all-purpose flour (bleached flour toughens baked goods)
  • 1 tbsp. milk 
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 large egg slightly beaten
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter cold
  • 12 oz. strawberry preserves
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp. unsalted butter melted
  • 2 cups coconut 

Strawberry Shortbread Bars Recipe



  1. Heat oven to 350°.
  2. Spray a 9x13” baking pan or dish with cooking spray.
  3. To make crust: mix flour, baking powder in a medium mixing bowl.
  4. Cut in blender with a pastry cutter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  5. Add egg and milk and stir to combine.
  6. Press mixture down very firmly into bottom of prepared pan with a fork or your hands.
  7. Spread strawberry preserves on top of crust layer to within ¼ to ½ inch of border.
  1. To make topping: Beat egg with fork.
  2. Stir in sugar, vanilla, butter and coconut.
  3. This is kind of like a macaroon layer.
  4. Dollop topping over top of preserves covering surface entirely.
  5. Bake at 350° for 45 minutes or until lightly browned and preserves are set.
  6. Cool completely before cutting.

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