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Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars


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When I was growing up, my mom would occasionally make homemade pie. And quite often, she would make one cherry and one apple. My favorite was the cherry pie. I loved the taste of that bright red cherry filling. It was sweet, tart, and juicy. My mom would also sprinkle sugar over the top of the pie crust before baking it creating a sweet sugary sheen to the pie.

I was thrilled to discover a simple way of making cherry pie bars using a pouch of sugar cookie mix. Now, I can get my cherry pie fix in a jiffy with these easy cherry pie sugar cookie bars. The sugar cookie makes an amazing crust which is reminiscent of the sugary sheen on my moms pie. You just use a sugar cookie mix for make the crust. The other secret is to add a little almond extract to the can of cherry pie filling. It really ups the flavor.

I made these bars for a neighborhood gathering and they were a hit. Most definitely a recipe to keep in my arsenal of easy sweet treats that are impressive enough for guests.

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Here is what you need to make the

Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars

  • EGG
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Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars


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  • 1 pouch (1 lb 1.5 oz) sugar cookie mix (I used Betty Crocker)
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 teaspoon almond extract
  • 1 (21 oz) can cherry pie filling


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and grease a 9 x 9 inch baking pan.
  2. In a medium bowl, combine the sugar cookie mix with the melted butter and egg. Stir until thick a dough forms.
  3. Take 3/4 cup of the dough and set aside.
  4. Press the remaining dough into a greased 9×9 square baking pan.
  5. In a separate bowl, combine the almond extract with the cherry pie filling. Spread the filling over the sugar cookie dough in baking dish.
  6. Break up remaining 3/4 cup dough that was set aside into small chunks and sprinkle over top of cherry pie filling.
  7. Bake at 375 for 20-30 minutes, or until edges are golden brown. Cool before slicing and serving. Makes 9-12 bars.
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Recipe adapted from Mostly Homemade Mom.

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Blythe January 1, 2014 - 12:22 pm

These sound wonderful. I like cherry but do you think I could do them with other flavors of pie filling too?

Laura August 31, 2023 - 4:29 pm


Best Desserts of 2013 | Real Mom Kitchen December 31, 2013 - 7:15 am

[…] Easy Cherry Pie Sugar Cookie Bars – I made these for a Summer party and they were a hit. So easy to make too. They use a sugar cookie mix and canned cherry pie filling. […]

pam October 16, 2013 - 6:03 pm

Do you think I could use my own sugar cookie recipe (I have one with out the sour cream – a nice easy quick melt in your mouth one)

Teresa October 9, 2013 - 9:29 pm

These look so delectable. I can’t wait to try them!

Stephanie @ PlainChicken October 9, 2013 - 8:31 am

These look great! Love the sugar cookie as the pie crust.

Valerie August 31, 2023 - 1:25 pm

I am making this today for my husband’s birthday. I am also topping with slivered almonds and drizzling a glaze on top.