Cherry Chews

Ann Klyza


This recipe is from my Aunt Isabelle Matchett. I have made this recipe every year for the past 25 years for my family. You'll love it!!

★★★★★ 7 votes
2 dozen

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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
Slightly nutty, slightly fruity... but always perfectly sweet! These are the ideal treat for your next bake sale or family celebration.


1 c
sifted flour
1 c
rolled oats
1 c
brown sugar
1 tsp
baking soda
1/4 tsp
1/2 c
butter, softened
1 c
brown sugar
1/2 tsp
almond extract
2 Tbsp
1/2 tsp
baking powder
1/2 tsp
1 c
1 c
halved maraschino cherries, well drained
1/2 c
pecan halves


1Heat oven to 350 degrees. Mix flour, oats, 1 c. brown sugar, baking soda and 1/4 tstp salt. Add butter and mix until crumbly, first with a fork, then with fingers. Press mixture into bottom of greased 13X9X2 in pan. Bake for 10 minutes. Beat eggs; stir in sugar and almond extract. Mix flour, baking powder and 1/2 tsp salt together and gently stir into the egg mixture. Add coconut and cherries; stir to blend. Pour over the baked mixture and spread evenly. Sprinkle with pecans. Return to oven and bake for 25 minutes until lightly brown. Cool and ice with Cherry Almond Icing as follows:
23 tbsp soft butter
2 cup sifted icing sugar
2 tbsp maraschino cherry juice
1/4 tsp almond extract
Blend butter and sugar. Add cherry juice and almond extract, using enough juice to make the icing easy to spread. Stir until smooth. makes 2 dozen

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #cherries