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Holiday Cheesecake Presents

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Ingredients

1-1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1/3 cup butter
3 tablespoons sugar
3 packages (8 ounces each) Philadelphia Cream Cheese, softened
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
3 eggs

Instructions

Mix crumbs, butter and 3 tablespoons sugar; press into bottom of 13x9-inch baking pan. Mix cream cheese, 3/4 cups sugar and vanilla with electric mixer on medium speed until blended. Add eggs; mix until blended. Pour over crust. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes or until center is almost set. Cool. Refrigerate 3 hours or overnight. Cut into bars. Decorate bars with decorating gels and sprinkles to resemble presents. Store leftover bars in refrigerator.

Mary Wilder
Andalusia



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