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Get the recipe for Cherry Bars 




  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 2 cups sugar 
  • 1 tsp salt 
  • 4 large eggs 
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp almond extract
  • 3 cups flour 
  • 1½ tsp baking powder 
  • 2 cans cherry pie filling 


  • 1 cup powdered sugar 
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract 
  • ½ tsp almond extract 
  • 2 to 3 Tblsps milk



  1. Preheat over 350°. In large bowl, cream butter, sugar and salt until light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in extracts. Gradually add flour. 
  2. Spread 3 cups dough into a greased jelly roll pan. Spread with pie filling. Drop remaining dough by teaspoonfuls over filling. Bake 35-40 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. 
  3. In a small bowl, mix powdered sugar, extracts and enough milk to reach desired consistency, drizzle over top.



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