Monday, August 16, 2010

Cream Cheese Spirals

I wanted to try baking something different but had no idea what to do. So, I grabbed this Baking book I picked up from Barnes & Noble for $5 and looked for something that's simple and easy to do.

I picked Cream Cheese Spirals. I had all the ingredients and it will allow me to learn something new. It looked like it would be good with coffee for breakfast or dessert.

Servings: 24


  • 2 sticks (8 oz) butter, at room temperature
  • 1 tub (8 oz) cream cheese
  • 2 tsp white sugar
  • 1 cup (8 oz) plain flour
  • 1 egg white beaten with 1 tbsp water, for glazing
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/2 cup (4 oz) light brown sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon

With a mixer, cream together the butter, cream cheese and sugar until soft.

Sift over the flour and mix until combined. Gather into a ball and divide in half.

Flatten each half, wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

Meanwhile, make the filling. Use a food processor or Magic Bullet to chop the walnuts. Mix together the chopped walnuts, the brown sugar and the cinnamon and set aside.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F and grease two (2) baking sheets. Working with one half of the mixture at a time, roll out thinly into a circle about 9-11 inches in diameter. Trim the edges with a knife or pizza cutter, using a dinner plate as a guide.

Brush the surface with the egg white glaze and then sprinkle evenly with half the filling (you will use the other half for the other half of the mixture).

Cut the circle into quarters, and each quarter into 3 sections, to form 12 triangles. Starting from the base of the triangles, roll up to form spirals.

Place on the sheets and brush with the remaining glaze. Sprinkle with white sugar.

Bake until golden, 15-20 minutes. Cool on a rack.


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