2(8-ounce) containers frozen whipped topping, thawed (I use Cool Whip)
Wash, hull, and slice the strawberries. Place them in a small bowl and add the sugar and lemon juice. Mix well and set aside.
Preheat the oven to 350° and lightly spray a 9X13 baking dish with nonstick cooking spray.
In a medium bowl, combine the flour and brown sugar. Cut the butter into the flour and sugar mixture using a pastry blender or two forks until the butter resembles small peas. Pour the flour mixture into the bottom of the prepared baking dish, spread evenly, and press flat to form the crust. Bake the crust for 10 to 12 minutes or until firm. Allow to cool completely.
In a large bowl, combine the softened cream cheese, powdered sugar, and 1 container of the whipped topping. Stir well to combine. Spread the mixture evenly over the cooled crust.
Next, drain the strawberries. (Be sure to save that delicious syrup for something - even if it's just to drink it all by itself. It's my favorite part of this recipe. :) ) Layer the drained berries evenly on top of the cream cheese mixture.
Top with the remaining container of whipped topping. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving.
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