Cherry Squares

Southern Living
about 3 dozen


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1 cup butter or margarine, softened
1 cup sugar
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg white
1 1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 (10-ounce) jar red maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
1/2 cup chopped pecans or almonds


Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until creamy; gradually add sugar, beating well. Add egg and egg yolk, beating just until yellow disappears.

Combine flour, baking powder, and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, beating well. Stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla extract and almond extract. Spread in a greased 13- x 9-inch pan; set aside.

Beat egg white at high speed with an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. Gradually add brown sugar, beating until smooth; stir in 1 teaspoon vanilla. Fold in cherries and pecans; spread over batter.

Bake at 350° for 25 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool and cut into squares.

Created date

October 2003