Bite-sized NY cheesecake squares

Bite-sized NY cheesecake squares
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Bite-sized NY cheesecake squares with cinnamon streusel topping recipe.

Ingredients

  • Ingredients for Crust
  • 1 cup, 2 sticks, unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 3 cups flour
  • 1 1/2 cups finely chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • Ingredients for Filling
  • 3, 8-ounce packages cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla
  • Confectioners sugar for dusting, if desired

Directions

  1. Directions for crust
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line a half sheet pan (about 12 x 18-inches) with parchment paper, allowing a couple of inches of paper to extend out of the pan.
  3. Cream butter and brown sugar together; add flour and walnuts and mix just until mixture is crumbly; reserve 3 cups, loosely packed, for topping. Press remaining crumble mixture evenly over bottom of baking tray. Bake until golden, about 10 minutes. Mix cinnamon into the reserved 3 cups of topping.
  4. Directions for filling
  5. Combine cream cheese and sugar and beat well; add eggs and vanilla and continue beating until smooth. Pour filling over baked crust and sprinkle reserved crumbs evenly over top. Bake until cheese is set, about 20 minutes.
  6. Remove from oven and cool on a rack for a few minutes; then, use the overhanging parchment paper to carefully slide the cheesecake pastry out of the tray onto a large cutting board. Cut into squares and cool completely. Dust with confectioners sugar before serving, if desired. (Store covered in refrigerator for up to 2 days, or wrap airtight and freeze for up to 3 months.)

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