Cherry Chews

This is one of my favorites. Cherry chews are actually a square and not a cookie but I think the maraschino cherries make it kind of festive. Use both red and green if you want. These are great all year round too!

The recipe comes from a 1950’s cookbook. I think only a few pages remain which include this recipe and the previously published shortbread.

Cherry Chews

More after the jump…….
I made two batches using:
For the base:
2 Cup of Flour
2 Cup of Large Flake Rolled Oats
2 Cup of Brown Sugar
2 teaspoon of Baking Soda
1 Cup of Butter
1/2 teaspoon of Salt

For the filling:
8 Eggs – Lightly Beaten
4 Cups of Light Brown Sugar
2  teaspoons of Almond Extract
8 Tablespoons of Flour
2 teaspoons of Salt
2 Cups of Shredded Sweetened Coconut
6 Cups of haled Maraschino Cherries
4 Cups of Pecan Halves

Base: Mix ingredients together
Base: Press mixture into a 1/2 sheet pan and bake
Filling: Cut the Maraschino Cherries
Filling: Mix all of the ingredients together then add cherries and pecans
Spread filling over cooked base then bake!

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  1. Those sound amazing!!! Did you use you the non-quick cooking oats? I gotta remember to pick up some maraschino cherries at the store. I'm totally out, and I'd really like to try these. I have to work on Valentine's Day, and a bunch of us girls are thinking about bringing in treats. I might make this. Since I have to work a double shift the night before, this would be something that I could make quickly and easily. And I know everyone would love it.
    Thanks again for the great recipe! 🙂

  2. Sheila….I used regular slow cook oats this year but have used quick oats in the past. Never thought of these for valentines day but they are a perfect match,. Keep on baking!

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