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Strawberry Cheesecake Bars

Although these bars are Christmas-party pretty, they're really good any time of year. In fact, I always double the recipe cause they're such a hit with my husband and six children. Even then, I never have any left over.—Melinda McConnell, Flint, Michigan
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 45 min.
  • Makes
    2 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 tube (18 ounces) refrigerated sugar cookie dough
  • 1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 jar (12 ounces) strawberry preserves

Directions

  • Cut cookie dough into 25 slices. Arrange side by side in an ungreased 13x9-in. baking pan. Pat together to close gaps. Bake at 375° for 18-20 minutes or until lightly browned and edges are firm to the touch.
  • Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sour cream and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg and vanilla. Spread preserves over warm crust. Carefully spread cream cheese mixture evenly over preserves.
  • Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack. Cut into bars. Refrigerate leftovers.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 192 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 32mg cholesterol, 125mg sodium, 24g carbohydrate (16g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein.
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