Sunday, March 25, 2012

Cream Cheese Puffs

Every weekend I try to make a special dessert, either an old favorite or a new experiment. This weekend I experimented with Cream Cheese Puffs. They were so simple to make, and they also serve as a great incentive for your daughter to eat her dinner! Especially when you put the platter on the table in front of her. The food on her plate will disappear like magic!

NOTE: This hasn't been tested on sons, but I bet it would work! :)

Cream Cheese Puffs
  • 1 can of buttermilk biscuits (10-12 in a roll)
  • 8oz of cream cheese (1 block)
  • 1/2 stick of butter (melted)
  • 3 tsp of vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1 tbsp of cinnamon
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Apply non-stick spray to cupcake pan. Combine melted butter and extract in a bowl. In a separate bowl combine sugar and cinnamon. Roll out each biscuit until it's a flat circle. Cut cream cheese into small cubes (1 for each biscuit). Dip cream cheese cube into the butter mixture, and then coat it with cinnamon/sugar. Place cube in center of biscuit and fold the sides up to enclose the cream cheese cube. Brush outside of biscuit with butter mixture and cover with additional sugar/cinnamon. Once prepared place the puff inside of the cupcake pan. Repeat until all biscuits are ready.

Place cupcake pan in the oven for 15 minutes, or until light brown. Serve with a side of fruit.

This recipe could be tweaked so many different ways. Here are a few other ideas:
  • Drizzle finished puffs with chocolate
  • Drizzle finished puffs with glaze
  • In addition to the cream cheese add a little pie filling inside. Be careful so it doesn't overflow
  • Only put pie filling inside and leave the cream cheese as a spread on the side
  • Hide the pan and tell the family they turned out terrible. After they go to bed eat them all. :)

Happy Baking,

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