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Almond Cherry Bar Cookies

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Almond Cherry Bar Cookies are delicious, moist, and chewy bars with one of my favorite combos… cherries and almonds! This is a spin on one of my grandma’s recipes for Almond Bars. Grandma’s Lemon Sour Cream Tarts and Grandma’s Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars Recipe have been a hit, so I figured, let’s try this one out.

Almond Cherry Bar Cookies
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How to Make Almond Cherry Bar Cookies

Add your eggs and sugar to a mixer bowl and beat well until light in color.

Eggs in a mixer

With the mixer on low, you’ll lowly drizzle in the melted butter.

drizzled in melted butter

Drizzle in the almond extract too.

Now it’s time to add the flour.

Adding flour to the batter

Mix until combined and then you’ll spread the batter into a greased pan.

Batter spread into pan
Adding cherries to the batter

Then use a knife to swirl the cherries into the batter.

Cherries swirled into batter for Almond Cherry Bars

After you’ve baked your bars you can finish with a simple drizzle of glaze and some sliced almonds.

Almond Cherry Bar Cookies finished with drizzle and sliced almonds

Almond Cherry Bars

A great bar cookie that can also be served as a coffee cake. It is delicious, moist, and chewy with that great combo of cherries and almonds.
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Prep Time:15 mins
Cook Time:1 hr
Total Time:1 hr 15 mins

Ingredients

  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1 cup butter melted
  • 3 tsp almond extract
  • 2 cups flour
  • ½ can cherry pie filling

Drizzle

  • ¼ cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp milk
  • slliced almonds

Instructions

  • Prheat oven to 325°.
  • In a mixer, mix together the eggs and sugar until combined and a nice, light yellow color.
  • Slowly drizzle the melted butter into the mixer, while it's on low speed.
  • Drizzle in the almond extact.
  • Add the flour and mix until combined.
  • Spread the batter into a greased pan. I used an 8"x10" pan.
  • Spoon the cherry pie filling onto the top of the batter, using about 1/2 the can.
  • Use a knife to swirl the cherry pie filling into the batter.
  • Bake for 1 hr to 1 hr and 10 minutes.

Drizzle

  • Whisk together the powdered sugar and milk until all lumps are gone. You want a thick drizzle. Add more powdered sugar or milk as needed to get the desired consistency.
  • Use a fork to drizzle on top of cooled bar cookies. Add sliced almonds on top.

Notes

You can bake this in a 9″x13″ pan. I would check for doneness after 40-45 minutes.
Course: Breakfast, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: bar cookie, cherry, pastry, cherry, almond
Servings: 12 servings
Cost: $7

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