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Cherry Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Cherry Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Cherry Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting - one of the best desserts you'll try!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Calories 5248 kcal
Author on lilluna.com

Ingredients

Bars

  • 3/4 cup maraschino cherries finely chopped (about half of a 16 oz jar)
  • 3/4 cup butter softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/2 tsp almond extract
  • 2 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp baking powder

Frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese softened to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 tsp almond extract
  • dash salt
  • 2 1/2-3 cups powdered sugar

Instructions

Bars

  1. Drain cherries well. Chop and set aside. Cream butter and sugar in a mixing bowl. Beat in the eggs, vanilla, and almond extract. Add flour, salt, and baking powder. Stir till combined. Fold in the cherries.

  2. Press dough into a well greased 9x13" pan. (I like to line mine with foil first.) Bake at 350° for about 20 minutes or till very lightly brown on the edges.
  3. Cool bars completely, then frost with cream cheese frosting.

Frosting

  1. Beat cream cheese and butter till smooth and creamy. Beat in vanilla, almond extract, salt, and enough powdered sugar to make a spreadable frosting. Spread on bars.

Nutrition Facts
Cherry Sugar Cookie Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 5248 Calories from Fat 2106
% Daily Value*
Fat 234g360%
Saturated Fat 141g881%
Cholesterol 940mg313%
Sodium 3288mg143%
Potassium 779mg22%
Carbohydrates 746g249%
Fiber 8g33%
Sugar 500g556%
Protein 51g102%
Vitamin A 7670IU153%
Calcium 316mg32%
Iron 16.5mg92%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.