Awesome Cherry Bars

Awesome Cherry Bars

1 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup sugar
3/4 cup packed brown sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 1/2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
11 oz pkg white chocolate chips, divided
1 pkg dried cherries 6 oz)

Preheat oven to 375. Coat a 9x13" baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until well combined. Stir in flour and baking soda until well combined. Add 1 cup of white chocolate chips and dried cherries; mix well.

Spread dough into the baking dish and sprinkle evenly with the remaining baking chips. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes, or until slightly firm in the center. Allow to cool, then cut into bars.

Yields 24 to 36 bars.