Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Cooking Thursday

Today I'm sharing a recipe I got from the wife of one of my teachers, when I was in 9th grade. He was starting a strawberry farm (DeLanges, for those in the area). He asked a few of us to work for him, planting and weeding. Every day his wife would bring a snack out to the field for us, and this was one of them. The fact that I'm still making this, after all these years (since 1975) tells you this is a good one! I've had many people ask for this recipe - it's always liked!

Thank You Squares

1 cup butter
1 1/2 cup sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon almond flavoring
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1 can cherry pie filling (may use another flavor)

Cream together butter, sugar and eggs until light and fluffy.  Stir in almond flavoring, flour and baking powder until well mixed.
Pour into greased 15x10 pan. Cut into 24 squares before baking. Drop 1 tablespoon cherry pie filling in the center of each square. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. 

This is what they look like before they go into the oven.  You can see the squares I cut into the batter before dropping the pie filling on.

Here's what they look like just out of the oven.

When cool, dust with powdered sugar and store in the refrigerator.


Anonymous said...

Hi Mari, This looks wonderful. Thanks for sharing the recipe. Hope you guys have a nice Fourth!

Jean said...

These looks so delicious!!! I feel like making some right now, but I don't have any cherry pie filling. )-:

Betsy Brock said...

yum...pinning this for later!

Terri D said...

Those look delicious, indeed! Thanks for sharing your yummy recipes with us, Mari.

Deb said...

I am going to give these a try. Your recipes are always so good.

Justabeachkat said...

I'll save the recipe and when my Mom and Aunt come for their next visit, we will try it. Looks yummy!


Justabeachkat said...

Forgot to ask in my earlier comment...have you tried different fruit? Maybe fresh peaches?


Hootin' Anni said...

...tested, tried and true!
Looks scrumptious.

Unknown said...

Another good recipe, and easy. Anything with cherries in it is good to me. Happy 4th!

Linda said...

OHHHH..Those look good..I would have to sub. the almond flavoring though..smiles--thanks for sharing.

Cherdecor said...

I like that it is already cut into portions. It looks like a great dessert to take to a big gathering.

Brooke said...

yum!! this is the kind of recipe i like - easy enough but worth the hassle.

Judy said...

Yum! Those look so good. Thanks for sharing.

White Lace and Promises said...

Yummies! I may could do this. Looks easy. I'm definitely not a kitchen person. My kitchen is for looks only:)

Michelle said...

Hi Mari! Thank you for stopping by.
These `Thank You Squares` look awesome.

You mentioned you like Robin Jones Gunn.
I have several of her books.
You may read my review, for one of her Sisterchick books, here:

Jenny said...

Wow. Yes please. Cherries every time. xoxo

Erika Jean said...

Oh man, that looks GOOD.

Sola Scriptura said...

Oh that looks delicious!!

Sue O said...

Oh, yum! And a little cream cheese wouldn't go awry, either.