Cheesecake Bars

Cheesecake Bars Recipe

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Denise Broessel


This recipe comes from the Farm Journal's Cookbook. When my aunt passed away I thought many of her recipes went with her. She must have had a copy of this cook book because I found quite a few of her recipes in my copy.

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.

★★★★★ 2 votes
20 Min
45 Min


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

How to Make Cheesecake Bars


  • 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.

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About Cheesecake Bars

Course/Dish: Cookies
Main Ingredient: Dairy
Regional Style: American
Hashtags: #cheesecake, #walnuts