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Amaretto Cheesecake Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup brown sugar -- packed
  • 6 tablespoons butter -- softened
  • 1 package cream cheese -- 8 oz at room temp
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 4 tablespoons amaretto
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 4 tablespoons almonds -- chopped

Instructions:



In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remainder over bottom of ungreased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350^ or until lightly browned.

In a large mixing bowl, thoroughly cream together cream cheese and granulated sugar. Add egg, amaretto, and vanilla; beat well. Spread batter over partially baked crust. Combine almonds with reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.
Recipe by "Dining on Deck"



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