Savannah Cheesecake Cookies

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Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 35 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup packed light brown sugar
1 cup chopped pecans
1 stick butter, melted

2 (8-ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
3 eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla or almond extract
Fresh berries and mint leaves, for garnish





Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, brown sugar, pecans, and butter in bowl. Press dough into an ungreased 13x9x2-inch pan. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until lightly browned. For filling, beat cream cheese and granulated sugar together in a bowl until smooth, using a handheld electric mixer; add eggs and extract; beat well. Pour over crust. Bake for 20 minutes. Cool completely. Cut into squares before serving. Decorate tops with berries and mint leaves.

Yield:  25 squares
Preparation time:  10 minutes
Cooking time: 35 minutes
Ease of Preparation:  easy

Recipe courtesy Paula Deen

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These were such a big hit with my family for Christmas my brother ate half of them by his-self. They sure are yummy, can't wait to make them again!

By tellip753 on January 15, 2013


These Savannah Cheesecake Cookies are so EASY to make!! They got rave reviews from everyone I gave them to to try!! Some, including my Mom, came back for more !! This is also the easiest recipe for cheesecake I have foun-and it turns out awesome!!

By Heather on September 12, 2012


i love all of food when she on ther i get so hunger

By betty jackson on May 09, 2012


Hello, am trying to fine. The recipe you did on your show December. 28th 2011 whoopee. Cookies they were red. Thank you very much love your show

By Joanne. Stremple on December 29, 2011


i LOVE you, i have eaten at your restaurant and use your receipes all the time, i love to watch you cook with bobby and jamie, what a wonderful family i wish i could eat at your restaurant everyday, especially the chichen and mac & cheese happy holidays

By Brenda Wilson on December 22, 2011


Hi Paula i really enjoy watching u cook my bday is coming up n i wanted to cook my now bday cake any great idears

By Lillie Ford on August 09, 2011


Dear sweet lady I make yo this is not your mama's banana pudding every month for the boys night out a bunch of them that went to school in 1967. They meet in one of the boys old shoe repair shop and sit around and talk about the old days. love your food Diane..

By DIANE SUTTON on August 01, 2011


i love everything u make i wish some day u come to PA...and get to meet u it will be a dream come rosa...

By rosa on March 09, 2011


Every time I make this recipie, someone asks me for the recipie. It's always a big hit and sooooo easy to make. It's one of my go to recipies when I don't know what to make. LOVE IT!!!!

By Mary Kay London on March 02, 2011


LOVE Paula Deen - such a happy lady - will for sure try to make these cookies. I have 4 marked that seems easy enough for me that my family will like. Once again LOVE YA TONS PAULA

By Gibby on January 21, 2011


These are great and one of our holiday favorites- TRY lemon! CRUST- 1 box yellow cake mix, 1 stick butter melted- blend and pat in the bottom of greased oblong pan FILLING- However, sometimes I change it up because some family members love lemon, so I substitute one can condensed milk instead of sugar, the juice and zest of two lemons. . . SO GOOD! BAKE at 350 for 30 minutes- test center with toothpick-if clean, done. Let cool and dust with powdered sugar and cut into squares.

By Mary Ann on December 14, 2010


This recipe is the best. Very easy and delicious......If you are a Cheese Cake lover, then this is the recipe for you

By Anonymous on September 30, 2010


These are great!! My aunt made these and now for all of cheesecake lovers we are always making and sharing.

By TLAY on September 08, 2010


this is the best except I need a picture on how it looks.

By Anonymous on June 16, 2010


I make this for my work mates and they LOVE IT, I top it with blueberrys and it gets eatin up very fast. I do not cut it into cookies just leave it whole, its still fantastic!!

By Anonymous on June 03, 2010


Love this recipe!!! Super Easy to make! I topped mine with Strawberries in syrup and whipped cream!! Yummy. Next time I will probably put more brown sugar in the crust.

By Anonymous on May 27, 2010


I made these today and took them to work with me. Out of two pans there were none to be had. I changed your recipe by adding a cup of chocolate chips before I baked it. Then after I got it out of the oven I poured caramel sauce, like you use on ice cream over the top then cut it into squares. YUMMMMMMM. Love it and will make it again.

By Anonymous on March 17, 2010


I give it a 5 because it is really yummy. allow i had a hard time with the instructions. my crust didnt seem to brown in time and then i had it with the cheese cake filling in my oven for like 35 min before it looked done!! haha. but i think its just my oven is crappy. i really dont know smile) but none the less. very yummy and very easy preperation.

By Anonymous on March 14, 2010


I went to our 14 annual cookie swap last night. Our neice does this every year Lots of family time, I always take you with me Paula even though you dont know it. Your savannah Cheeseccake cookies were the hit of the party, I also took the Hooey Gooy chocolate cookies and the three chocolate cookie So much fun when I take you with me

By Anonymous on December 21, 2009


This is a 5!!!!!!!!! SOOO easy & SOOO TASTY!!!! Thanks Paula!!!!!!

By Anonymous on December 07, 2009

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