Amaretto cheesecake cookies

Yield: 16 Servings

Measure Ingredient
1 cup All-purpose flour
⅓ cup Brown sugar -- packed
6 tablespoons Butter -- softened
1 pack Cream cheese -- 8 oz at room
¼ cup Granulated sugar
1 Egg
4 tablespoons Amaretto
½ teaspoon Vanilla
4 tablespoons Almonds -- chopped

In a large mixing bowl, combine flour and brown sugar. Cut in butter until mixture forms fine crumbs. Reserve 1 cup crumb mixture for topping. Press remainder over bottom of ungreased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake for 12-15 minutes at 350^ or until lightly browned.

In mixer bowl, thoroughly cream together cream cheese and granulated sugar. Add egg, amaretto, and vanilla; beat well. Spread batter over partially baked crust. Combine almondswith reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.

Recipe By : Dining on Deck

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