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May 13th, 2010, 11:16 PM
Amaretto Cheesecake Cookies

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup brown sugar -- packed
6 tablespoons butter -- softened
1 package cream cheese -- 8 oz at room temp
1/4 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
4 tablespoons amaretto
1/2 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 degrees 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 almonds with reserved crumb mixture; sprinkle over batter. Bake for 20-25 minutes. Cool and cut into squares.