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Merry Cherry Bars

Merry Cherry Bars

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It just wouldn't be Christmas at my house without these special bar cookies- so pretty using red and green maraschino cherries and candy coated chocolates.

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 131 kcal
  • 7%
  • Fat:
  • 5.9 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs:
  • 18.6g
  • 6%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 20 mg
  • 7%
  • Sodium:
  • 59 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Directions

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F (150 degrees C).
  2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in the egg and almond extract. Combine the flour and salt; stir into the creamed mixture until well blended. Mix in 1/2 cup of the cherries. Press the dough into an ungreased 9x13 inch baking pan. Sprinkle with remaining cherries and crushed candies. Press in lightly.
  3. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes in the preheated oven, or until edges are lightly browned. Cool completely in the pan before icing. To make the icing, mix together the confectioners' sugar and water until a drizzling consistency is reached.
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Reviews

ILENE M
13
12/18/2003

This is one of our all time favorites. Tastes like a shortbread cookie. Helpful Tip: I keep an eye on this while it is cooking as my oven cooks unevenly. If the edges are browning before the middle is finished, I cover the edges with foil and use a toothpick in the center to check doneness.

ASMITH1012
10
11/14/2003

Make this recipe in a 10x15 inch pan and cook for 25 - 30 minutes, and it turns out very well. This delicious cookie is a favorite of my family. The red and green candies with drizzled white frosting make this a pretty cookie that is easy to decorate.

CREAGER
7
12/10/2002

This was a holiday mess! They were over done on the other edges, and underdone in the middle.