Orange Marmalade Cream Cheese Bars
DESCRIPTION: These make a great finale for brunch---A nutty shortbread
topped with orange marmalade and cream cheese.
Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9x13 pan. Beat together butter, sugar and
until light and fluffy. Add flour 1/2 cup at a time and mix until well
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
topping. Press remaining mixture over bottom of buttered pan. Bake 15
Cool. Beat cream cheese in large mixing bowl until smooth. Add eggs one at
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
cheese mixture over top, spreading evenly. Top with reserved nut mixture.
20-25 minutes or until center looks set. Cool to room temp in pan on rack.
and refrigerate 3 hours.
Cut into 24 squares. Refrigerate airtight up to 5 days. From "The Joy of
Cookies," formatted by Theresa Grant, HWWK11b.