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Recipe# 4 Christmas Cookie Countdown-Cranberry Cheese Bars

A light Cheese Cake style treat for the Cheese Cake lover in you

Step 1

2 Cups All Purpose Flour

1.5 Cup Quick Oats (uncooked)

3/4 Cup Packed Light Brown Sugar

1 Cup (2 sticks) Butter, Softened-I use unsalted sweet cream buttter

Step 2

1-8oz Package Cream Cheese-Softened

1-14oz Can Sweetened Condensed Milk

1/4 Cup Lemon Juice

1tsp Vanilla Extract (we make our own-ask us how)

Step 3

1tbsp Light Brown Sugar

2tbsp Corn Starch

1-16oz Can Whole Berry Cranberry Sauce (we make our own-ask us how)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 13×9 glass pan and set aside.

In a large bowl, combine all ingredients for Step 1. Mix until crumbly. Reserve 1.5 Cups of crumb mixture for topping. Press remaining into bottom of prepared pan and bake for 15 minutes.

In bowl, mix cream cheese until light and fluffy. Mix in remaining ingredients for Step 2 until smooth and pour over cooled crust.

In small bowl, combine Step 3 ingredients and spoon over cream cheese mixture.

Sprinkle reserved crumb mixture on top. Bake for 40 minutes. Let cool and chill before cutting

Yield: About 32 bars

~Scissors’ Note~ I cut them into small squares, put them in a zipper bag and freeze. Be sure to let them thaw on a plate for 30 minutes before serving.

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Comment by Rachel Hoff on December 14, 2010 at 11:14am

You are purely evil! I.Must.Make.These. Though I fear they won't last.

Comment by Scissors & Drumsticks on December 14, 2010 at 11:54am

@ Rachel-te-hee hee. These thing don't last long around our house. This is one of Drumsticks' favorites of the year. Please comment back to let me know how yours turned out.

 

Thanks so much for reading!

 

~Scissors

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