Preheat oven to
350°. In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, and COCOA. Cut in the
butter until the mixture is crumbly and rather dry. If you donít mind
a little mess, it is easier to do this with your hands. Reserve 2 Cups
of the mixture for the topping. Press the remaining mixture into the bottom
of an ungreased, 9x13 pan (we prefer glass). Bake the crust for 15 minutes.
While the crust is baking, beat the cream cheese until fluffy. Gradually
beat in the condensed milk until smooth. Add the egg and VANILLA. Mix
well. Pour the cream cheese mixture over the crust. If you are using walnuts,
combine them with the 2 Cups of reserved COCOA mixture. Sprinkle over
the top of the cream cheese filling. Bake for 25 minutes until bubbly.
Chill, cut, and store in the refrigerator.
Yield: about 20
Prep. time: 10 minutes.
Baking time: 40 minutes.