Friday, April 20, 2012

Savannah Cheesecake Cookies

Got this recipe from my cousin Jenn - so I thought I would try it out for Miss Genva....which is funny cause at cookbook last night, Genva said "Lisa never has dessert...." but little did she know that I was making her these yummy cheesecakes!!  She liked her surprise - and they were 1. SUPER EASY to make and 2. SUPER YUMMY!! (and this is from someone who doesn't even like dessert....)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
 1 stick butter, melted

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract
Fresh berries and mint leaves, for garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine flour, brown sugar, pecans, and butter in bowl. Press dough into an ungreased 13 by 9 by 2-inch pan.
Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned.

For filling, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar together in a bowl until smooth, using a handheld electric
mixer; add eggs and extract; beat well. Pour over crust. Bake for 20 minutes.

Cool completely. Cut into squares  before serving. Decorate tops with berries and mint leaves.

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