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Cherry Bakewell Cookie Bars

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  • Author: Katie
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x


Cherry Bakewell Cookie Bars are the perfect infusion of a chocolate chip cookie and a cherry bakwell tart, all in a convenient bar form.


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  • 170g butter, softened
  • 280g dark brown sugar
  • 1 large, free range egg
  • 400g plain flour
  • 1.5tsp baking powder
  • 1tsp almond extract
  • 250g white chocolate chips
  • 200g glace cherries, halved
  • 50g white chocolate, melted (see tip above)


  1. Preheat the oven to 175C and grease and line a 9×9 square baking tin.
  2. In the bowl of an electric mixer add the butter, sugar and almond extract, mix for 3-5 minutes until light and fluffy. Add the eggs in one at a time, scraping down the bowl between each addition.
  3. Add the flour, baking powder, chocolate chips and cherries to the bowl and mix until just combined and a thick dough has formed.
  4. Press the dough into the prepared tin using lightly floured hands and bake for 25 minutes until golden brown.
  5. Allow the cookie bars to cool in the tin for 15 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into 16 squares and drizzle with melted white chocolate.
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 25 minutes
  • Category: Brownies and Bars
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: British