For the Bars:

1 1/2 cups butter, softened

3 cup granulated sugar

1 1/2 teaspoon salt

5 large eggs

1 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract

1 1/2 teaspoon almond extract

5 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

2 cans (21 oz.) cherry pie filling
For the Glaze:

1 cup confectioner’s sugar

3 tablespoons milk

How To Make Cherry Bars

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Line a jelly roll pan (12×17) with

aluminum foil. Spray with

nonstick spray. Set aside.In the

bowl of your stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar, about 1-2 minutes. Add salt, eggs, and

vanilla and almond flavorings and continue stirring until fully incorporated.

Add flour and baking powder and mix until just combined.

Reserve 1 3/4 cup of dough.

Spread/Press remaining dough into the prepared baking pan.

Top with cherry pie filling. Drop remaining batter in small pieces over the cherry filling.Place in the oven and bake for 50-60 minutes or until golden brown.

Remove from the oven and place pan on a wire rack to cool

completely. Once cooled prepare the glaze. Whisk together

confectioners’ sugar and milk until smooth and drizzle over the bars. Cut into 35 squares and seserv


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