Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Cherry Bars

My friend Thomalee made these yummies and brought them to our going-away party in San Jose. I recommend halving the recipe unless you're making them for a large gathering!

-Thomale Abraham

1 3/4 c. sugar
1 1/2 c. butter
6 eggs
1 1/2 t. vanilla
4 1/2 c. flour
2 3/4 t. baking powder
3/4 t. salt
2 cans pie filling (cherry, blueberry or raspberry)

Cream sugar and butter, add eggs and vanilla. Add dry ingredients. (Dough will be sticky) Spread half of the dough on large baking sheet (18"x 13") and cover with pie filling. Take remaining dough and drop by little spoonfuls and then spread it around with your fingers. Bake at 350 for 45 minutes.

Cool completely and then drizzle with vanilla frosting and sprinkle with chopped almonds. (I used almond extract instead of vanilla and didn't add the nuts).

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