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Cherry Squares, originally uploaded by Lakenvelder.

1 cup shortening
1 1/2 cups sugar
4 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1 1/2 pinch salt
1 (15 oz. ) can cherry pie filling

Mix the shortening, eggs and vanilla at medium speed for 2 minutes or until light and fluffy. Gradually add flour, baking powder and salt. Beat well. Reserve 1 1/2 cups of batter for the top. Spread remaining batter into a greased 11 x 17 inch jelly roll pan. Spread the can of cherry pie feilling over dough. Drop the rreserved dough in spoonfuls and spread out on top of pie filling. Bake at 350 F. for 40 minutes. While still warm, top with thin frosting made of powdered sugar milk and vanilla. When cool, cut into squares.