I got this delicious recipe for cherry shortbread bars from my mother-in-law.



Original recipe yields 24 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a 9x13-inch pan with heavy aluminum foil.

  • Mix flour, 1 cup butter, and white sugar together until mixture is crumbly. Press into the bottom of the prepared pan.

  • Bake in the preheated oven for 20 minutes.

  • Blend brown sugar, eggs, salt, baking powder, and vanilla extract together in a bowl. Drain and chop cherries, reserving the liquid. Stir cherries and walnuts into the egg mixture. Place mixture on top of the baked crust.

  • Return to the oven and bake until set, about 25 minutes. Remove from the oven and let cool.

  • Combine powdered sugar and 1 1/2 tablespoons butter with enough cherry liquid to spread easily. Frost cooled bars. Cut into squares after icing has set.

Cook's Note:

You can use any kind of nuts that you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

228 calories; 10.6 g total fat; 38 mg cholesterol; 127 mg sodium. 32.1 g carbohydrates; 2.2 g protein; Full Nutrition


Rating: 3 stars
These are very sweet. I halved the recipe and baked them in a 8" x 8" glass pan. They were okay but I have another maraschino cherry bar recipe that I prefer so I probably won't make these again. Read More