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Saturday Stirrings ~ Savannah Cheesecake Cookies

Posted by Carol on May 2, 2009

Cheesecake is my all-time favorite dessert.  I seriously considered having a cheesecake wedding cake, but it was slightly cost-prohibitive. We ended up with an absolutely delicious chocolate cake which was totally by chance. We went to visit the cake baker to talk to her about our wedding cake and she just happened to have chocolate cupcakes on hand for us to try. We probably would have gone with whatever flavor she had that day.

Somehow, neither of my children inherited my cheesecake-loving gene which is probably best for their cholesterol levels.

Anywho, due to my love of all things cheesecake, I want to share this cookie recipe with you today.

Savannah Cheesecake Cookies

Crust

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

Filling

  • 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 (if you’re Martha Stewart).

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  2. Combine flour, brown sugar, pecans, and butter in bowl. Press dough into an ungreased 13 by 9 by 2 inch pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly browned.
  3. For filling, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar together in a bowl until smooth, using a hand-held electric mixer; add eggs and extract; beat well. Pour over crust.
  4. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into squares before serving. Decorate tops with berries and mint leaves.

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Enjoy!

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3 Responses to “Saturday Stirrings ~ Savannah Cheesecake Cookies”

  1. Kristen said

    Sounds great ~ not as much work as a real cheesecake, but with the same yummy results!

  2. Kim said

    Now that I’ve figured out which product is equivalent to cream cheese here, I can make these 🙂 I do love me some good cheesecake. Just thinking a little chocolate drizzled over top might be nice, too. Hmmmmm 🙂

  3. Diana said

    Sounds delcious. Might be good for mother’s day.

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