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Cookie Sheet Cherry Platz

My friend shared this recipe with me, once I tasted it I knew it was a keeper. It is a large recipe. Great to bring to gatherings or potlucks.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 1/2 cups white sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon almond extract
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 can cherry pie filling (I used 1 1/2 cans..I like more filling but 1 can works fine too)
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Enough hot water for drizzle consistency.
  1. Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Add flavorings.
  2. Stir in flour and baking powder and mix well.
  3. Spread half of the batter into a greased 12" by 17" pan. (approximately) 
  4. Put pie filling over the base and then with a spoon drop the other half of the batter over the filling. 
  5. This dough is fairly thick so it doesn't really spread well over the top, if you drop it by spoonfuls you get a pretty effect with the cherry pie filling peeking through.
  6. Bake at 350ยบ for 30 to 35 minutes. Top should be slightly golden in color.
  7. Drizzle with glaze while still warm.


  1. I can assure you all that this is truly a wonderful and quick dessert.
    Our circle of friends all make this, you know a good thing once you have it and this is definately one of those recipes.
    Thanks Betty, it sure does look good and I can taste a piece just looking at it..;-)

  2. Looks amazing...does it freeze well?

  3. Becky..I don't know if you can freeze it, I have never tried, it's gone before I can even think about it. grin

  4. Thanks for sharing that Betty. I make that often especially for large groups and it's a real hit.

  5. This looks great! I'll have to make it for the next group event :0)

  6. What a handy recipe to have on hand. . especially since I usually have a can of cherry pie filling in my pantry .. I bet it would be good with the cranraspbery filling too ..
    It is beautiful Betty.

  7. This looks like a nice variation to platz! So good to tuck away more recipes for large groups - although I would easily do half the recipe and a "smallish" group -like four of us - could handle it, right?

  8. Betty, I have a blueberry one in the oven right now. I loved how easy it was to put together...won't my beloved be pleased with me today?!

    (I wish that I had could've made a cherry one because that would've been his favorite. Sometimes that pantry is so limiting!)

  9. I should be out gardening...but why is it when I see these pictures...I feel like baking? (Actually...I feel like eating!) This looks most yummy...and I will try it one of these days.

  10. I have a request , if someone has the recipe, German Chocolate Pie?? thanks in advance.

  11. I'm very surprised, when I saw the picture I thought it would be tricky, but it looks easy (and very delicious!)

  12. Thanks for another wonderful recipe I have never tried. Kathy

  13. My my my Betty R. This is truly an excellent slice of cherry platz you are showing us all to drool over! Yum....I can't think of anything better to serve with a cup of java! I am going to try this...wonder how many platz(s) the staff can eat in a few months. Grin!

  14. Betty, that looks FANTASTIC!! Love cherry pie filling. :)

  15. Yesterday when I read this post I knew I had finally found the use for the cooked cinnamon apples that I had frozen from last summer. I whipped this up at dinnertime and oh boy was it yummy!

    Michelle the NON cook in WA

  16. This is on Sunday's menu! Hubby will be thrilled. Thanks for the recipe!

  17. I don't know if you'll ever see this but I was making this recipe and the bottom layer is veeeeerrrrrryyyy thin? Is that normal? Also, should I grease the pan? (It's cooking as I type so guess I'll find that out!)


  18. Anonymous..there is baking powder in the dough so it should rise while looks thin as you spread it on the cookie sheet.
    I think greasing the sheet would probably be a good idea..I should add that in the recipe..thanks.

  19. Thanks for responding. I made it with apple pie filling but will try either the suggested cherry pie filling or lemon curd (which I think sounds yummy). I made a full recipe and used a cookie sheet that was 12 x 15 (or close to that, not as big as what was listed in the recipe). It was skimpy when I spread it out but worked beautifully and everyone loved!

    Told my hubby I think it's my new go to dessert. There's a company called Tastefully Simple that sells food items and I love their Almond PoundCake but it's so expensive. Yours is better!!! Thank you for sharing!

  20. I wish my computer had a *scratch and sniff* button, sign.

    This is one for my files!

  21. I made this last night for a BBQ and it was a huge hit! I was so good that I made it again tonight for another get together. Thank you for sharing so much with us. I love your site.

    1. Happy you like it is a really good cherry platz and it feeds a lot!

  22. is the bottom layer supposed to be like cake batter or biscuit dough for consistency?

  23. is the bottom layer supposed to be like cake batter or biscuit type dough for consistency?


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