It’s been a crazy week in the Nevis house! We got back from our vacation a few days ago, I’ve started settling into my new “routine”, and poor TJ hasn’t been feeling well. He felt a little out of it on Monday, but then Wednesday night and all day yesterday, he was really sick. I have to say, it was nice to be able to be home with him, helping him out when needed, and just being there for him if he needed anything.
So, it only seemed natural to get in the kitchen and do some baking after a bit of a crazy week. Baking relaxes me and just makes me feel like “me”, if that even makes sense. These cheesecake bars are the end result, and they are delicious! I love the sugar cookie crust, and the lemon in the cheesecake part is strong and perfect. I highly suggest you make these over the weekend!
Makes 12-16 bars
1 (16.5 oz) pkg refrigerated sugar cookie dough
2 (8 oz) pkgs cream cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
2 tbsp lemon juice
1 tbsp grated lemon zest
2 1/2 tsp vanilla
graham crackers, for topping
fresh strawberries, for topping
Adapted from Simply Sensational Cookies