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Sweet Cherry Almond Cookie Bars

Arlene Mobley - Flour On My Face
Sweet Cherry Almond Cookie Bars recipe is delicious. The cherry cookie bars are full of almond and cherry flavors.  
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 27 mins
Total Time 42 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 Servings
Calories 397 kcal

Ingredients  

Crust

  • 1 ⅓ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 stick unsalted butter

Filling

  • 1 can Solo Almond paste
  • 1 large egg white
  • 1 can cherry pie filling

Topping

  • ¾ cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 ½ tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • cup sliced almonds
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Instructions 

  • Line the 8 x 8 pan with parchment paper.
  • Make the cookie crust by mixing together all the dry ingredients. Next cut the butter into the dry ingredients with a pastry cutter or your hands until it forms coarse crumbs.
  • Press the dough down into an 8 x 8 inch square pan. Use the back of a tablespoon to smooth the dough and spread it evenly over the bottom of the pan.
  • Bake for 10 minutes in a preheated 350 F. oven. When done remove from oven and cool slightly.
  • Beat the almond paste well with the egg white.
  • Evenly drop tablespoons of the almond filling over the slightly cooled cookie crust, leaving a ¼ inch border around the edges.
  • Spread the Solo Cherry Cake & Pastry filling over the almond paste also leaving a border at the edge of the dough.

To make the topping

  • Mix the flour, salt and sugar together. Using a pastry cutter or your hands mix the butter in until coarse crumbs form.
  • Gently fold the almond slices in.
  • Evenly sprinkle the topping over the entire top of the filling to the edge of the pan.
  • Bake in a preheated oven at 350'F for 20 to 25 minutes until the topping slightly golden.
  • Cool and chill for at least 2 hours before cutting.
  • Makes 9 large bars or 18 small cookie bars.

Nutrition

Serving: 1Square | Calories: 397kcal | Carbohydrates: 50g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 40mg | Sodium: 154mg | Potassium: 173mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 8g | Vitamin A: 604IU | Vitamin C: 2mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg
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