{Cherry-Pie} Cookie Bars

Love a homemade cherry pie and baked sugar cookies? Then you will die for these Cherry-Pie Cookie Bars!
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Mmm mmm mmm the buttery-sugary dough taste amazing with just a touch of almond. Cherry pie filling and a glaze frosting. To die for!!! Perfect for summer time. So much easier to make than baking a homemade pie, yet has all the yummy flavor. Trust me, you’ve got to try these! You can whip them up in just under 20 minutes!

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Ingredients:

Bars~

  •  1 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 3 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt (if unsalted butter is used)
  • 1  1/2 (21oz) cans of Cherry Pie filling

Glaze Topping~

  • 1 cup confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp. almond extract
  • 2 tbsp. milk
  1. Pre-heat oven to 350. Mix together butter and sugar until fluffy.|
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  2. Add eggs one at a time, vanilla and almond extract, and mix until light and fluffy.
  3. Then mix in dry ingredients slowly, until well blended.
  4. Prepare a 9X13 baking pan. I recommend using parchment paper to line the pan. This makes it so much easier to take out once cooled and cut into nice squares.
  5. Use 2/3 of the batter and line the bottom of the pan with it. Smooth it out so its nice and even.
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  6. Add the cherry pie filling on top.
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  7. Use the remaining dough and spoon balls of it on top of the pie filling.
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  8. Bake for about 3o minutes or until lightly golden brown.
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  9. Allow to cool completely. Once cooled prepare the glaze topping.
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  10. Blend together until you get the consistency you like. For easy application I use a plastic ziplock baggie over a cup, then pour the glaze into it.
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  11. Ziplock the baggie up, cut a small corner off and use
    to glaze the top of the cherry-pie bars!
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    * You can try this same recipe with many other pie fillings too! My other personal favorite its blueberry and lemon extract (instead of almond) Just as amazing!!*
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