Found this cheesecake cookie bars recipe going through my mom's recipe box. Good memories...

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
40 mins
total:
55 mins
Servings:
16
Yield:
1 9x13-inch baking pan
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Ingredients

16
Original recipe yields 16 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Mix flour, walnuts, butter, and brown sugar together in a bowl. Line a 9x13-inch baking pan with half the crust mixture.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until browned, about 15 minutes. Remove crust and leave oven on.

  • Mix cream cheese and white sugar together in another bowl using an electric mixer until blended. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla extract; mix until blended. Pour on top of the baked crust. Sprinkle with remaining crust mixture.

  • Bake in the hot oven until set, about 25 minutes.

Cook's Note:

Use any nuts you prefer.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; protein 5.9g 12% DV; carbohydrates 26.3g 9% DV; fat 23.2g 36% DV; cholesterol 74.7mg 25% DV; sodium 149.9mg 6% DV. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2018
Made as stated but accidentally put in twice the amount of vanilla extract which probably detracted from the tartness. I found them 'ok' but the other people who had them raved about them. I'd make again as they were easy enough and good for a crowd. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2018
I made as in the recipe but didn't add any nuts to the crust.I also added lemon zest and extract.. not very sweet I think 1 cup of sugar would be better to give it more sweetness.Also not a very thick bar so if you want a thicker bar use a 8x8 pan. Read More
(4)
16 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 6
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
01/13/2018
I made as in the recipe but didn't add any nuts to the crust.I also added lemon zest and extract.. not very sweet I think 1 cup of sugar would be better to give it more sweetness.Also not a very thick bar so if you want a thicker bar use a 8x8 pan. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/15/2018
Made as stated but accidentally put in twice the amount of vanilla extract which probably detracted from the tartness. I found them 'ok' but the other people who had them raved about them. I'd make again as they were easy enough and good for a crowd. Read More
(4)
Rating: 4 stars
01/17/2018
It was pretty good I actually used an Oreo crust that I got from the store instead of making my own. I think it gave it more sweetness which made it extra good! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
02/08/2018
Made this but the original sugar amount with the cream cheese left this too tart for my crew. Did end up gradually adding sugar to total 1/2 cup. These are excellent. I can see further experimentation with different flavors and spice additions. Will definitely make this again! Read More
(3)
Rating: 3 stars
06/24/2018
I made this for a dessert after a voice recital event. Most everyone liked it and commented on it. I was not impressed. The recipe did not say when to add the lemon juice and the flavor of lemon was practically nonexistent. The base did not brown up as they said it should even though I added more butter than proposed in the recipe. The cheese layer was thin and probably required twice as much as indicated. It was easy enough to make and bake but I might try to tweek it the next time I try it. Read More
(1)
Rating: 5 stars
05/03/2019
I got this recipe from a friend over 40 years ago! I make it just the same but no lemon juice. My recipe doesn't have that ingredient. It's delicious and every time I make it, it disappears! Everyone loves it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/13/2019
Left out lemon juice because I didn t have any. Used pecans instead of walnuts in the base. Decided to use maple flavouring instead of vanilla. These were delicious and everyone loved them! Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
08/17/2020
I made this to take to a friends house for desert, was a big hit! I added a extra 1/4 cup of sugar and 1teaspoon of lemon zest. I also made it in a 11x7 sized pan. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/14/2020
This was perfect. I left the sugar the same and only reduced the lime juice. (that's all I had on hand). I didn't want to double it to make it more substantial because our household are all watching our weight and sugar intake. I did not increase the sugar for the same reason. I cut them into tiny serving sizes which is perfect for our different dietary needs. It's a wonderful and tasty little splurge! Read More
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