These bar cookies remind me of cheesecake but not quite. The walnuts and brown sugar give it a different taste.
It makes a small 8x8 batch but you can easily double it for a 13x11 pan.
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- 1/3 c
- 1/3 c
- brown sugar, firmly packed
- 1 c
- 1/2 c
- walnuts, chopped
- 1/4 c
- 1 8oz pkg
- cream cheese, softened
- egg, beaten
- 2 Tbsp
- 1 Tbsp
- lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp
1Cream butter and sugar until light.
2Add flour and chopped walnuts. Cream with a spoon until mixture forms crumbs. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping.
3Press remaining mixture into an ungreased 8x8 pan.
4Bake in a moderate oven (350) 12 to 15 minutes. Set pan on a rack to cool.
5Combine white sugar and cream cheese. Beat until smooth. Add milk, lemon juice and vanilla. Beat thoroughly to mix. Spread evenly over baked crumbs.
6Sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over top.
7Bake in a moderate oven (350) 25 to 30 minutes. Set pan on a rack to cool. Cut in 2x1 inch bars and store in refrigerator. Cookies are perishable and must be kept in refrigerator until eaten. Makes 32.