• Granulated Sugar • Salted Butter • Eggs • Vanilla Extract • All-Purpose Flour • Baking Powder • Salt • Cherry Pie Filling • Powdered Sugar • Milk • Almond Extract
Preheat oven to 375°F. Line a 9x13-inch baking dish with a parchment paper sling. Beat sugar and butter together until creamy and smooth.
Add eggs and vanilla, scraping down the bottom and sides of the bowl and mixing well.
Add flour, baking powder, and salt, stirring until combined to make a soft dough.
Press ⅔ of the dough into the prepared baking dish, then bake for 10-12 minutes.
Add the cherry pie filling to the partially baked bottom crust, spreading into an even layer.
Drop remaining dough onto the cherry filling in spoonfuls. You want some of the cherry filling to peek through.
Bake for 35 to 45 minutes until golden brown and the center is set. Remove from oven and cool 15 to 20 minutes.
Whisk glaze ingredients together in a bowl until smooth, then drizzle on top. Cut into squares and serve.
I enjoy these chilled and they make a refreshing treat on warm afternoons.
These sweet little Cherry Pie Bars are like a handheld cross between a cookie and cherry pie with a buttery shortbread crust, lots of sweet and tart cherry pie filling, and a sweet almond glaze on top. They are pure bites of bliss with the taste and texture of cherry pie filling in a cookie crust.