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"cherry delight squares"

★★★★★ 2
a recipe by
Nancy J. Patrykus
Spokane, WA

I would like to dedicate this recipe to my special ladies group of "SCARLET FLOOZIES" we belong to the OFFICIAL RED HAT SOCIETY CLUB. This is my original recipe and a combination of a cookie and a bread recipe,that I have in my recipe box.. Then I added my little touches and came up with this sweet little red (hat)cherry cookie, on my second baking attempt. I believe it is perfected....and now a sweet little bit of heaven! My ladies enjoyed it! They even asked for the recipe!

★★★★★ 2
serves RED HATTERS & friends
prep time 15 Min
cook time 35 Min

Ingredients For "cherry delight squares"

  • 5
    egg whites.. ..( i use powdered egg whites)
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1-3/4 c
  • 2 c
    chopped pecans
  • 1 c
    candied cherries.......cut cherries in half
  • 10 Tbsp
    melted butter
  • 1-1/2 tsp
  • 1-3/4 c
    sifted... cake flour..... (see # 5 note below!)

How To Make "cherry delight squares"

  • 1
    Pre-heat oven to 350F. Line a 9x13 baking pan with buttered wax paper or parchment paper. Beat egg whites until foamy. Gradually add sugar and beat until whites form stiff peaks. again.Add salt and beat.
  • 2
    Combine pecans, cherries melted butter and vanilla...and fold into whites, slowly and alternately with the combined flour.
  • 3
    Spread into the baking pan, and smooth the top with a wet spatula. Bake till dry...about 35 minutes. Cool in pan. Remove,the cookie block, and cut into strips. **Be sure the waxed papr is removed from bottom of cookie. Then into little squares.
  • 4
    Arrange on a pretty serving plate... Enjoy with company. These freeze well... if there is any left!....LOL
  • 5
    NOTE: Here is the recipe to make your own CAKE FLOUR, from regular white flour. In a bowl mix 6 cups flour and add 12 Tablespoons of corn starch. Mix well...then only use what your recipe calls for.
  • 6
    Thank you, for looking ... Queen Nancy...1/17/13