Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Bars
1 pkgrefrigerated sugar cookie dough
1 1/2 pkg(8 oz size) cream cheese
2eggs, room temperature
1/2 cstrawberry tequila drink mix with real fruit
1 tspgrated lime zest, if desired
1 tsporange juice or orange-flavored liqueur
1 tspvanilla, if desired
How to Make Strawberry Margarita Cheesecake Bars
- Heat oven to 350. Spray 8 inch square pan with cooking spray.
- With floured fingers, break up cookie dough into pan; press evenly in bottom of pan to form crust. Bake 15 minutes. Remove pan from oven; cool 10 minutes.
- While crust is cooling, in medium bowl, beat cream cheese and sugar with electric mixer on medium to high speed until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time on medium speed until well blended. Add remaining ingredients; beat until smooth, scraping down side of bowl occasionally.
Pour cream cheese mixture over cooled baked crust, spread evenly with spatula.
- Bake 40-50 minutes or until sides of cheesecake are firmly set but center jiggles slightly, checking doneness at 35 minutes. (Cheesecake center will firm up during cooling.) Cool about 2 hours or until completely cooled.
Refrigerate bars at least 5 hours or overnight before serving for best results. With warm wet knife, cut into 4rows by 4 rows. Store in refrigerator.