CHEESECAKE COOKIES

  • 5 Tbl butter
  • 1/3 C packed brown sugar
  • 1 C all purpose flour
  • ? C Chopped walnuts
  • 1 8 oz pkg cream cheese
  • ? C sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2 Tbl milk
  • 1-2 Tbl lemon juice
  • ? tsp vanilla

In a mixer bowl, beat butter for 30 seconds to soften. Add the brown sugar and beat till fluffy. Beat in flour and nuts. Set aside 1 cup of this mixture. Press remaining mixture into bottom of ungreased 8x8x2 inch baking pan. Bake in 350 oven 12 minutes. Meanwhile, beat together the cream cheese and sugar. Add the egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla; mix well. Pour over baked layer in baking pan. Sprinkle reserved butter mixture over top. Bake in 350 oven 25 minutes. Cool; cut into bars. Store, covered, in refrigerator. Makes 28 bars. Garnish with chopped nuts if desired.