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Merry Cherry Squares
A fun holiday activity for kids.
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Serves: 40 squares
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: Bake until lightly brown
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1 cup sugar
2 cups butter or margarine, softened
1/2 teaspoon almond extract
1 egg
2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup candied cherries, coarsely chopped
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/3 cup chocolate candy, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 300 F.

Mix sugar, margarine, almond extract and egg in large bowl until well blended.

Stir in flour, ½ cup of cherries and the salt.

Spread on ungreased jelly roll pan, 15 ½ x 1 inch.

Sprinkle with remaining cherries and the candies, press lightly.

Bake until very light brown, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely; drizzle with glaze.

Cut into about 2-inch squares.

Glaze: Mix 1 cup powdered sugar and 5 to 6 teaspoons warm water until smooth and of desired consistency.

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