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Lemon Date Squares

Yield: 16 Bars

1⁄2 c Margarine or Butter (1 stick)
1⁄4 c Confectioner's Sugar
1 c Sifted Flour
1 t Lemon Zest (grated)
2 Eggs (well beaten)
1 c Sugar
1 T Flour
1⁄2 t Salt
1⁄2 c Dates (chopped)
1 c Shredded Coconut
1 T Lemon Juice

Cream margarine with sugar. Blend in one cup flour. Pat into bottom of an 8 inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from oven. Beat eggs until frothy. Add sugar and lemon zest. Beat until lemon colored. Blend in two tablespoons flour, salt, dates, coconut and lemon juice. Spoon over prepared crust and bake 350 degrees for 25 minutes. Cool on rack and cut in squares