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Lemon Cheese Bars Recipe

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Gail Hagen
Added: Friday, August 21, 2009


1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup walnuts, finely chopped
6 Tbsp butter or margarine, softened
1-1/2 cups Domino Lemon flavored sugar
1 8 oz package cream cheese, softened
1 Tbsp milk
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease 8x8 inch baking pan. In medium bowl, mix flour, walnuts, butter, and 1/2 cup lemon flavored sugar until blended (mixture will be crumbly). Reserve 1/2 cup crumb mixture; pat remaining mixture into bottom of pan. Bake 20 minutes or until lightly browned.
2. Meanwhile, in small bowl, with mixer at low speed, beat cream cheese until fluffy. Add milk, vanilla, egg and remaining 1 cup lemon flavored sugar; beat until smooth.
3. Remove baking pan from oven; pour cheese mixture over baked layer in pan; sprinkle with reserved crumb mixture. Bake 35 minutes longer or until golden. Remove from pan to cool, the refrigerate until cold.
4. To serve, sprinkle with lemon flavored sugar. Cut into bars. Makes about 15 bars.




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