A takeoff on all-time favorite lemon bars, these cookies make a tempting snack or dessert for large get-togethers. For the crust, beat butter with an electric mixer on medium speed for 30 seconds to soften.
Add the 3/4 cup powdered sugar. Beat till combined.
Add the 2 cups flour; beat till combined. Press mixture onto the bottom of a greased 13x9x2-inch baking pan.
Bake in a 350 F. oven for 20 minutes or till golden.
Meanwhile, for filling, in a large mixing bowl combine eggs, granulated sugar, lemon juice, orange peel, the 1/4 cup flour, and baking powder. Beat for 2 minutes with an electric mixer till combined.
Sprinkle berries over crust. Pour filling over berries, arranging berries evenly with a spoon.
Bake in a 350 F. oven for 30 to 35 minutes or till light brown and filling is set. Cool thoroughly in the pan on a wire rack.
Cut into triangles and/or bars. Just before serving, sprinkle with powdered sugar.
To store, cover and chill for up to 2 days. Makes about 30 bars. Make-Ahead Tip: Up to 3 months ahead, make, bake, and cut into bars. Place cut bars into a storage container or freezer bag and freezes. Thaw, covered, in the refrigerator for 24 hours or till no longer frozen.
All ingredients must be at room temp. Blend cream cheese, sour cream and butter.
Add cornstarch, sugar, vanilla and lemon juice. Beat until well-blended.
Beat in one egg at a time, continuing to beat until mixture is light and smooth.
Pour into well greased 9” springform pan. (Place the pan on a large square of aluminum foil, and bring the foil up around the sides tightly to prevent water seeping in during baking.) Place the filled pan in a larger pan containing warm water to come halfway up the sides of the springform pan.
Bake at 375° for one hour until the top is golden and center is fairly firm. Turn oven off and let cake cool in it with door open for a least one hour.
Allow to stand at room temp to cool completely about 2 hours. Then cover and refrigerate several hours. About 20 minutes before serving, take out of refrigerator, remove ring and place on cake platter.