20 Vanilla Wafers, ground into crumbs
½ cup flour
¼ cup brown sugar
¼ cup salted butter, cold
8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 cup sugar
2 Tablespoon all purpose Flour
3 Tablespoon grated Lemon Zest
¼ cup fresh lemon juice
¼ tsp. baking powder
2 tsp. powdered sugar
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 8 inch square baking pan with foil with ends of foil extending over sides of pan; set aside.
Combine wafer crumbs, flour and brown sugar in medium bowl. Cut in butter with pastry blender or knives until mixture resembles crumbs; press firmly into bottom of prepared pan. Bake 15 minutes.
Beat cream cheese and sugar on medium. Add eggs and 2 T. flour; mix well. Blend in 1 T. of lemon zest, lemon juice and baking powder; pour over crust.
Bake 25 – 28 minutes or until center is set. Cool completely, cover and refrigerate for 2 hours. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and garnish with lemon peel.
Keep left over squares in refrigerator.
Makes 16 one inch squares.