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Flash Back Friday ~ Cookie Sheet Cherry Platz

For Flashback Friday I decided to bring back this recipe that a friend shared with me a long time ago. It's still one of my favorites. Once I tasted it I knew it was a keeper. It is a large recipe, perfect to bring to family 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. Cream together butter and sugar, add eggs and beat well. Add flavorings.
  2. Stir in flour and baking powder and mix until well combined.
  3. Spread half the batter into a greased 12" x 17" pan. Put pie filling over base and using a spoon drop other half of the batter over filling. This dough is fairly thick so it doesn't really spread well over top, if you drop it by spoonfuls you get a pretty effect with the cherry pie filling peeking through.
  4. Bake in a 350ยบ oven for 30 to 35 minutes. Top should be slightly golden in color.
  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • Enough hot water for drizzle consistency.
  1. Drizzle over warm platz.


  1. This looks so good. Going to have to give it a try very soon. Love your site.

  2. Between the picture and reading through the ingredients list this literally has me drooling. Thank you for sharing it with us!

  3. I was just trying to figure out what to bring to a lunchtime potluck tomorrow and this recipe popped up in my blog feed. Thank you!

  4. Looks not only delicious but very pretty. Thank you!

  5. That sounds so good AND quick and easy. AND it looks so pretty, too!

  6. Are there no more posts on Saturdays??

    1. Thank you for noticing we have not been posting new recipes on Saturdays. Just four days off a month gives us a bit of a break in the overall scheme of planning, preparing and picture taking. We do appreciate your visits.

    2. I loved your Saturday posts. They were my favorite. I learned so much from the helpful hints and from the stories that came from each of your kitchens. Please include some 'Saturday style' posts during the week

  7. Thank u.can fully understand your blog