Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust


These Butter Tart Squares with A Shortbread Cookie Crust are sweet and taste just like a Butter Tart.  Perfect for the holidays!



The Shortbread Crust

  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup butter
  • pinch salt

The Butter Tart Filling

  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 3 eggs (beaten)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 tbsp baking powder
  • 3 tsp flour
  • 3/4 cup coconut
  • 1 cup raisins
  • 1/2 cup coarsely chopped pecans


  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

The Shortbread Crust:

  1. In a bowl, using a pastry cutter, cut together the flour, sugar, salt and butter, until it is the consistency of sand.
  2. Press the flour mixture into a 9 x 13 baking dish. Set aside.

The Butter Tart Filling:

  1. In a bowl mix together the brown sugar, baking powder and flour. Set aside.
  2. Melt the butter, then whisk in the eggs and vanilla. Then add the coconut, raisins and nuts. Mix.
  3. Add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, and mix well.
  4. Pour the filling mixture over the crust.
  5. Bake for 35 minutes.
  6. Let cool completely before cutting into squares. If you can, wait at least 2-3 hours.