LEMON CHEESECAKE BARS
- 1 1/2 Cups soft coconut macaroon cookies crumbs
- 2 Tbs. butter, melted
- 2 pkg. (8oz) cream cheese, softened
- 1/2 cup sugar
- 1/2 tsp. lemon zest
- 1 Tbs. lemon juice
- 1/2 tsp. vanilla
- 2 eggs
Preheat oven to 350*
Mix crumbs and butter. Press firmly onto bottom of greased 8" square pan.
Beat cream cheese, sugar, lemon zest, lemon juice and vanilla in a large bowl with mixer until well blended. Add eggs, 1 at a time, mixing well after each just until well blended. Pour over crust.
Bake 20-25 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool completely. Refrigerate 3 hours. Garnish with lemon zest. You can also garnish with a few blueberries for added color, looks very nice and adds a little flavor.