Snickerdoodle Cheesecake Bars
 
Ingredients
Crust
  • 1½ cup graham cracker crumbs
  • ½ cup chopped pecans
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ cup butter, melted
Cheesecake
  • 16 ounces soft cream cheese
  • ¾ c. sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
Snickerdoodle Cookie Topping
  • ¾ cup soft butter
  • 1½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ tsp vanilla
  • 1½ tsp baking powder
  • ¼ tsp kosher salt
  • 2 cup flour
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ¼ cup chopped pecans
Sugar Topping
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • Optional: caramel sauce for serving
Instructions
  1. Line 9x13 pan with nonstick foil.
  2. Preheat oven 350.
  3. Food process the graham crumbs, pecans and sugar.
  4. Stream in the butter.
  5. Press firmly into bottom of the pan and set aside.
  6. In a mixer, beat cream cheese and sugar.
  7. Add eggs, vanilla and cinnamon.
  8. Pour over crust once smooth.
  9. Make the cookie dough topping by beating butter and sugar.
  10. Add egg and vanilla.
  11. Add baking powder, salt, flour and cinnamon.
  12. Add pecans.
  13. Crumble the dough in large chunks over the cheesecake batter.
  14. Combine the sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle on top.
  15. Bake 35 mins.
  16. Cool completely and chill until firm.
  17. Cut into squares.
  18. Top with caramel, if desired.
Recipe by Hugs and Cookies XOXO at https://hugsandcookiesxoxo.com/2018/08/snickerdoodle-cheesecake-bars.html