Creamy Lemon Nut Bars

Creamy Lemon Nut Bars

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter or margarine, softened
1/3 cup powdered sugar
2 teaspoon vanilla
1-3/4 cups flour, divided
1/3 cup pecans, chopped
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, softened
2 cups granulated sugar
3 eggs
1/2 cup lemon juice
1 tbsp. grated lemon peel
Powdered sugar

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 13x9x2” baking pan with foil; coat with
cooking spray.

Mix butter, powdered sugar and vanilla in large bowl.
Gradually stir in 1-1/2 cups of flour and pecans. Press dough firmly on
bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.

Beat cream cheese and granulated sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer
on high speed until well blended. Add remaining 1/4 cup flour and eggs;
beat until blended.

Stir in lemon juice and peel. Pour over baked crust in pan. Bake 30
minutes or until set. Remove from oven; cool completely. Sprinkle with
powdered sugar; cut into bars.