Thursday, March 7, 2013

Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars with Cinnamon Struesel Topping

  • Favorite snicker doodle cookie recipe or package cookie mix
  • Small box vanilla pudding
  • 2 Tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 1 stick butter, room temp
  • 2 eggs and 3 yolks
  • 2 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 packages cream cheese, room temp
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  •  Cinnamon Struesel Topping (recipe below)
Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 13x9 inch baking pan. In a large bowl mix the cookie mix, pudding, brown sugar, butter and 1 egg. Mix with a spoon until it gets too difficult to mix and then use your hands to finish kneading and squeeze into a ball. Place dough into greased baking pan and spread out and up along the sides.

Combine the remaining ingredients (except cinnamon struesel topping) and mix with hand mixer until well blended. Pour the cream cheese mixture into the pan, then top with below cinnamon struesel  topping. Bake for 25 minutes or until center is set. Remove from oven and cool on stovetop, then refrigerate for at least 3 hours. Cut into squares and enjoy!

Cinnamon Struesel Topping:
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 stick butter
  • 1/2 tsp. cinnamon