I like cookies with nuts, and also cookies made with cream cheese. If you combine the two, so much the better!
Ingredients: 1 cup flour; 1/3 cup softened butter; 1/2 cup packed brown sugar; 1/2 cup chopped nuts; 8 ounces softened cream cheese; 1/4 cup granulated sugar; 1 egg; 1/2 teaspoon vanilla; 2 tablespoons milk; 2 tablespoons lemon juice.
Baking: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend flour, butter, and brown sugar with a mixer on low speed. Stir in nuts. Set aside 1 cup of mixture for topping. Put remaining mixture into an 8-inch square pan. Bake about 8-10 minutes, until lightly browned.
Beat cream cheese with granulated sugar. Add egg, vanilla, milk, and lemon juice. Spread cream cheese mixture over crust. Sprinkle with reserved nut mixture. Bake 25-30 minutes, until golden brown. Cool then refrigerate, then cut into bars.