Savannah Cheesecake Cookies

Total Time:
45 min
Prep:
10 min
Cook:
35 min

Yield:
25 squares
Level:
Easy

Ingredients
Directions

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.

Photograph by Miki Duisterhof


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I looove this recipe. It is the easiest and yummiest cheesecake recipe I have found. There are so many different ways to improvise and experiment, ex: walnuts in place of pecans, or putting chocolate syrup on top etc. There are many complaints about the crust being too thin; so instead of the 13x9 Ive been using a 13x5 glass dish, and the proportion of crust to cheesecake is perfect! If you have extra time, the best way to make sure the cake settles it just turning off the oven and leaving the cheesecake in there as you go and run your errands or whatever you need to do, and when you get home let cool down, (make sure it is cool enough to touch before putting in fridge, otherwise the risk of bacteria and/or cracking increases) then leave it in the fridge for a couple if hours, and it is guaranteed perfection. Thank you Paula!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
My mom and I have made this recipe billions of times. The crust looks like it isn't enough to cover the whole 9x13 inch pan but it works out just fine if you take the time to spread it out evenly. There is a lot more cheesecake than crust but it still tasted very good. I ended up having to bake the cheesecake for an extra ten minutes because it didn't look set after only 20 minutes. I'm afraid that the crust might burn because of the extra ten minutes I baked the cheesecake, but I guess we'll find out when I cut it open for the party tonight. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Made a double batch of these to give as gifts and to serve at my family's Christmas Eve party. They were the first to go!! I made two changes..I used a graham cracker crust rather than the pecan, and i cut them into bite size pieces rather than "cookies" because they were VERY rich. Great recipe!! item not reviewed by moderator and published
This recipe is fantastic! Best served with a litle chill. Always the first thing to go whenever I take it somewhere. Everyone in my family has called me "Paula Deen Jr." LOL. item not reviewed by moderator and published
the cheesecake cookies tasted ok, don't know if i did something wrong but the crust wasn't enough to cover the 9x13-inch baking pan so i had to make another batch just to fill the empty spot of the baking pan. i excepted the crust to taste like cookie (crispy or crunchy, like a shortbread texture but it was soggy. the cheesecake itself was delicious...i love cheesecake. next time i will use one of my cream cheese crust recipe for this cheesecake cookie 'cuz the crust stays and tasted like cookie, and not soggy. paula, thanks anyway for the recipe...it gives me some ideas to make and bring for a potluck. item not reviewed by moderator and published
This was good but actually think it needed more butter for the crust it was a little crumbly. I will add 1 and a half sticks next time and there will be a next time. I also added the zest of one lemon and a few drops of lemon extract to the cheese for more flavor and it came out very well. item not reviewed by moderator and published
Tasty! item not reviewed by moderator and published
SO easy to prepare and everybody I serve them to LOVES them! item not reviewed by moderator and published
For an immediate serve - this is a five - love the look of the mint and blueberry and holiday time and flavor was delicious! But if you are looking for a sustainable holiday cookie - this isn't it - mint wilts and blueberries try, then fail. One night flash - five stars! item not reviewed by moderator and published

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