Marachino Cherry Shortbread Squares

Marachino Cherry Shortbread Squares

INGREDIENTS

Base:
1 cup pastry flour OR 1 cup minus 2 Tbsp all purpose flour
1 Tbsp icing sugar
1/2 cup butter

Filling:
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup flour
1/2 cup coconut
1/2 tsp baking powder
1 cup chopped cherries
2 eggs well beaten

Icing:
1 cup icing sugar
1 Tbsp butter
1 tsp almond flavouring and a little cherry juice

DIRECTIONS

  1. Mix the base ingredients and press into a 9 inch square baking pan.
  2. Bake at 300 degrees for 15 minutes.
  3. Mix together filling ingredients and pour over cooked base.
  4. Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes
  5. Once squares have cooled, mix icing ingredients together and ice squares.
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14 Responses to Marachino Cherry Shortbread Squares

  1. Recipe looks good! Just stopped in from the BSN Tis the Season Hop! Hope you can stop by “A Few of My Favorite Things” and “The Christmas Light Display at Clifton Mills!” also on the hop”)

    Merry Christmas!
    Gale

  2. OH YUMMY!!
    Stopping by from the BSN hop… xoxo

  3. Jewelsy says:

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  4. This is such a holiday classic! Thanks for linking it up.

  5. RetroFlirt says:

    This looks so delish! I can just already imagine what it taste like!
    Stoppping by from the BSN holidays blog hop. I’m already a follower of yours on GFC from the BSN Friday blog hop.

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  6. Victoria S says:

    Ooo I want to try my hand at this for sure! Do you bake often?

  7. C. Babs says:

    I’m so happy I found your recipe. This has been standard fare for every baby shower! Now I can continue the tradition. 🙂

  8. Lee Pearson says:

    I’ve never seen nor heard of this recipe but it looks so good! I love that it has coconut in it. Thank you for this delicious recipe.

  9. Judy Cowan says:

    My hubby keeps talking about a cherry square that his mom used to make and I think this sounds like it (or at least close). Thanks for sharing it, definitely going to try it out!

  10. elizamatt says:

    this sounds yummy, I love these cherries so this is my kind of food :-). My mum used to make scones with cherries in them, delicious.

  11. Lynda Cook says:

    Mmmmm, sounds very good, something different to make instead of the same thing all the time, thanks for sharing!!

  12. kathy downey says:

    Thanks for sharing,these sure sound delicious!

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