Lemon Sugar Cookie Bars
  • Sugar cookie crust:
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 sticks butter, softened
  • 2 cups flour
  • Cheesecake Filling:
  • 8 oz cream cheese, softened
  • ¼ cup lemon juice
  • 1½ tbsp lemon zest
  • ½ Cup sugar
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper
  3. In bowl, beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla on medium speed for 2 minutes.
  4. Turn mixer to low and add the flour and mix just until dough comes together
  5. Press half of the dough into prepared pan, place the remaining dough in fridge until ready to use
  6. Bake for 25-30 minutes
  7. The crust should be lightly golden.
  8. Cool completely before filling with the cheesecake mixture
  9. For the Filling:
  10. In a bowl, beat together the cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice, and lemon zest
  11. Mix until smooth and creamy..This might take awhile for it to come together
  12. Pour filling over cooled crust
  13. Top filling with the remaining sugar cookie dough by simply crumbling it evenly over the top.
  14. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
  15. Let cool and serve
  16. Store leftovers in the fridge
Recipe by Girl and Her Kitchen at http://www.girlandherkitchen.com/2017/12/lemon-sugar-cookie-bars.html