Cherry Bars

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Preheat your oven to 350 degrees.

Cream:
         ¾ C softened butter
         2 C sugar

Add and mix:
         6 eggs
         1 ½ t vanilla

Add and mix:
         4 ½ C flour
         1 ½ t salt
         2 ¼ t baking powder

Mix everything well.

Spread 2/3 of the mixture onto a greased cookie sheet with an edge. Not a flat cookie sheet.

Pour and spread 2 cans of cherry pie filling. Don’t be eating the cherry pie filling. It ALL goes on the dough.

Drop the remainder 1/3 dough mixture by spoonful evenly – don’t try to cover the cherries completely. You want some of those lovely cherries to peek through.

Bake about 30 – 35 minutes. Test the cake with a toothpick but make sure you don’t over bake.

Frosting:

This is my attempt to give measurements. I normally dump and go by feel.  

Melt in microwave ¼ C butter. Add about 2 C powdered sugar, 1 t. vanilla and 1 t almond. Add a little water at a time and stir until the frosting is pourable. It should be runny, not thick. Drizzle over the cooled cherry bars.