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Chocolate Cherry Squares

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Chocolate Cherry Squares are quick and easy to make for that afternoon coffee or after dinner treat. Use white, milk, semi-sweet, or dark chocolate. Use vanilla, almond, or cherry flavoring.

You are limited only by your imagination.

In my favorite I use white chocolate chips, and cherry flavoring. They look beautiful and have an intense cherry flavor.

Switch it up and find your favorite today.

Ingredients:

1 cup butter, softened

3/4 cup granulated sugar

3/4 cup packed brown sugar

2 1/4 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract

2 large eggs

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips, white chocolate chips, bitter-sweet chocolate chips, or mix it up with a total of 2 cups of chips total

1 jar (10 ounces) very well drained maraschino cherries and coarsely chopped

Instructions:

Preheat tour oven to 375F degrees.

Be sure that you position one of your oven's racks in the center of your oven.

Prepare a 15 X 10 jelly roll pan by lining it with parchment paper.

In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, baking soda, and salt until well combined and set aside.

In a large mixing bowl, beat with an electric mixer the butter, brown sugar, white sugar, and vanilla extract.  Continue to beat on medium speed until light and fluffy. Scraping down the sides of the bowl with a rubber spatula until everything is well blended.

Add eggs to the sugar mixture, one at a time, beating well after each addition scraping down the sides of the bowl again until fully blended.

Once the sugar mixture and eggs are fully combined gradually beat in the flour mixture just until incorporated. Mix only until fully blended. Do not over mix.

Stir in the chocolate chips and cherries into the dough with a wooden spoon. Stir until they are evenly distributed.

Onto the prepared jelly roll pan spread the dough evenly to the edges of the jelly roll pan.

Place the jelly roll pan into the oven.

Bake the Chocolate Cherry Squares for 20 - 25 minutes or until the edges of the Chocolate Cherry Squares are light golden brown.

Remove the jelly roll pan from the oven.

Allow to cool in the jelly roll pan for 2 minutes.

Transfer the squares to a cutting board. Cut into squares.

Place the squares onto a cooling rack to finish cooling.

Once the squares are cooled place them into an airtight container.

These squares are a sure to be a hit at your next bake sale.

Enjoy

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