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Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Bars

Sugar Cookie Cheesecake Bars


A delicious sugar cookie-like crust with cherry pie filling and then dollops of crust all over the top and finished off with a glaze-this is a sugar cookie sweet cherry pie bars recipe!





Ingredients




  1. 2 cans Cherry Pie Filling 21 ounces each
  2. Lemon Zest of one lemon
  3. 1/4 Teaspoon Cinnamon


For the Crust


  1. 1 Cup Unsalted Butter Softened
  2. 2 Cups Sugar
  3. 1 Teaspoon Vanilla
  4. 1/2 Teaspoon Almond Extract
  5. 4 Eggs Large
  6. 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  7. 3 Cups Flour


For the Glaze


  1. 1 Cup Powdered Sugar
  2. 3 Tablespoons Milk
  3. 1/2 Teaspoon Vanilla


Instructions




Filling


  • In a bowl, fold together the cherries, zest and cinnamon


Crust and Topping

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. In a standing mixer, mix the butter and sugar until smooth.
  3. Add the extracts and eggs and mix again until smooth.
  4. Dump in 2 cups of the flour and the salt. Mix slowly until almost combined and then add the remaining flour.
  5. Grease a 12x17" jelly roll pan (cookie sheet with a 1" edge)
  6. Carefully spread 3 cups of the dough all over the bottom of the pan.
  7. Evenly pour the cherry filling over the crust.
  8. Add tablespoon sized dollops of the remaining crust all over the top of the bars.
  9. Bake for 25-30 minutes.
  10. Allow to cool.
  11. In a bowl, whisk together the powdered sugar, milk and vanilla. Drizzle all over the top of the bars.
  12. Serve immediately.


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