Cheesecake cookie bars
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INGREDIENTS
  • Cooking Time: 40
  • Servings: 16
  • Preparation Time: 45
  • Crust
  • 1/3 c brown sugar, firmly packed
  • 1 c flour
  • 1/2 c chopped pecans
  • 1/2 c melted butter
  • Filling
  • one 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 c sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2T milk
  • 1t lemon juice
  • 1t vanilla
  • 1 can mandarin oranges, drained well
DIRECTIONS
  1. for crust - mix sugar, flour and pecans, then pour over melted butter
  2. firmly pack into 8x8 pan and bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees
  3. make sure crust is completely cooled before putting in filling
  4. Beat cream cheese and sugar in bowl until smooth
  5. beat in egg, milk, lemon juice, and vanilla until smooth
  6. Pour over crust
  7. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 minutes or until set
  8. when cool, cut into 2" squares
  9. top each piece with a mandarin orange slice
RECIPE BACKSTORY
I love these for a little bite of cheesecake, they are great for potlucks