Cherry Squares Recipe

Ingredients
<br>- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
<br>- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
<br>- ½ cup butter or margarine
<br>- 2  eggs
<br>- 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
<br>- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
<br>- ½ teaspoon baking powder
<br>- ⅛ teaspoon salt
<br>- 1 cup flaked coconut
<br>- ½ cup chopped walnuts
<br>- ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
<br>- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
<br>- 2 tablespoons butter
<br>- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
<br>- 1 tablespoon water
<br><p></p>Directions
<br>step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
<br>step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Rub in 1/2 cup butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 9 inch square pan.
<br>step 3: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light.  Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts, and cherries; spread the batter evenly over the baked crust.
<br>step 4: Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture.  Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.
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Ingredients
- 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup packed brown sugar
- ½ cup butter or margarine
- 2 eggs
- 1 ¼ cups packed brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
- ½ teaspoon baking powder
- ⅛ teaspoon salt
- 1 cup flaked coconut
- ½ cup chopped walnuts
- ½ cup maraschino cherries, chopped
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 tablespoon water

Directions
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
step 2: In a medium bowl, stir together 1 1/4 cup flour and 1/3 cup brown sugar. Rub in 1/2 cup butter using your hands or a pastry blender. Press into an ungreased 9 inch square pan.
step 3: Bake for 15 minutes in the preheated oven, or until lightly browned at the edges. Set aside. In a medium bowl, beat eggs until light. Mix together the brown sugar, flour, baking powder, and salt; stir into the eggs. Mix in the coconut, nuts, and cherries; spread the batter evenly over the baked crust.
step 4: Return to the oven, and bake for 25 minutes, or until brown. Set aside to cool. In a small bowl, mix the confectioners' sugar, 2 tablespoons butter, vanilla, and water until smooth. Add more liquid if necessary to make a more spreadable mixture. Spread over cooled bars before cutting into squares.

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