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Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Bars

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Category: Cookies

 Ingredients List

  • Grant; HWWK11b
  • 3/4 c Butter; softened
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 ts Salt
  • 2 c Flour
  • 1 1/3 c Pecans, toasted; chopped
  • 12 oz Cream cheese; softened
  • 2 Eggs
  • 1 ts Vanilla
  • 1 1/2 c Orange marmalade


DESCRIPTION: These make a great finale for brunchA nutty shortbread
crust topped with orange marmalade and cream cheese.

Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9x13 pan. Beat together butter, sugar and
salt until light and fluffy. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until well
blended. Stir in 1 C of the nuts (mixture will be crumbly). Place 1 c of
mixture in small bowl and add remaining 1/3 c nuts. Set aside for topping.
Press remaining mixture over bottom of buttered pan. Bake 15 minutes. Cool.
Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at a
time, beating well after each addition. STir in vanilla and 3/4 C of the
marmalade. Spread cooled cookie base with remaining 3/4 c marmalade. Pour
cream cheese mixture over top, spreading evenly. Top with reserved nut
mixture. Bake 20-25 minutes or until center looks set. Cool to room temp in
pan on rack. Cover and refrigerate 3 hours. Cut into 24 squares.
Refrigerate airtight up to 5 days. From "The Joy of Cookies," formatted by
Theresa Grant, HWWK11b.

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