Cream sugar and butter; add eggs one at a time and beat well. Combine soda and sour cream, then alternately add with combined flour and salt to creamed mixture. Add vanilla. Drop by teaspoonful onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream butter and brown sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add flour and nuts. Blend until the mixture resembles crumbs and set aside 3/4 cup, press the remaining mixture into the bottom of an 8" square pan. Bake for 15 minutes. Combine the sugar and the cream cheese in a medium bowl and beat until smooth, add the egg, milk, lemon juice and vanilla, beating well. Spread the cream cheese mixture over the baked crust. Sprinkle the reserved 3/4 cup of crumbs over the top. Bake for 25 minutes. Cool for 1 hour in the refrigerator and cut into bars.