July 2, 2011

Cheesecake Shots with Puff Pastry Stars

I saw this yesterday on Hostess with the Mostess and I had to share it with you.  This desert was created by Carrie from Half Baked. It is so mouth watering I wish I had it in front of me right now. I mean who doesn’t like cheesecake and those stars are so cute.

Patriotic Cheesecake Shots Recipe

Stars & Stripes Cheesecake Shots

by Carrie of Half Baked

– 4 pkg. (8 oz. each) cream cheese, softened
– 1/3 cup + 1T  sugar
– 1/2 tsp. vanilla
– 1 tub  (8 oz.) Cool Whip, thawed
– 8 – 10 graham crackers
– Fresh Berries
– Finely crush graham crackers

Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until smooth. Gently stir in cool whip until well blended.

Fill individual glasses half way with cream cheese mixture, either using a spoon or a piping bag fitted with a large round tip for a more polished presentation.  Top with 1 tsp graham cracker crumbs.  Shake glass to level crumbs.  Fill to the top with more of the cream cheese mixture.  Lightly sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs and top with berries.  Add a star pastry for an extra fun little touch.

Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm.  Serve chilled.  Makes roughly 16 mini servings, depending on the size of your shot glass.

– Use a Ziploc bag to fill glasses if you don’t have a piping bag.  Just fill it partially, seal and snip off one corner.  Squeeze out!
– Set out cream cheese ahead of time so that it is room temperature.  This will help everything blend together and create a smooth consistency.
– Serve with a bowl of berries and additional Star Pastries for a patriotic display.

Patriotic Cheesecake Shots Recipe

Doesn’t it look delicious? The best part it doesn’t have to be only a Fourth of July treat – a baby shower, a wedding, Christmas treat. Yummm.



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