My friend and I have been friends since first grade. I won’t tell you how old I am now, but we have been friends for a pretty long time! It is her brother’s 30th b-day party and we are going to celebrate on Saturday. I am going to stay at my friend’s house over the weekend, so I wanted to make her an extra special hostess gift. I think she will love these dried cherry and almond shortbread bars. Instead of shortbread cookies, which take some time to roll out and cut, making shortbread bars is a quick and easy alternative. They are the prefect holiday hostess gift!