Sunday, July 20, 2008

Cream Cheese Danish or Cream Cheese Cookie

So when I woke up at 7:30 this morning...on a Sunday.... I felt ready for a challenge. And lately I pretty much find most of my challenges in the kitchen.

My sweet Auntie gave me a Gluten-Free gift package of mixes and flours that she had used over the years and loved. One of the mixes is called Quick Mix . It's made by Gluten Free Pantry. This mix boasts danishes, quiche, and buttermilk biscuits with ease. So I thought I would try out the danish.

The recipe is pretty simple. Milk, mix, and sugar for the dough. The you scoop out an inch dough ball, and create a well in the center. This recipe called to fill the well with a fruit jam, but since I didn't have any in the fridge, I filled it with cream cheese.

10 minutes later, they came out of the oven. Now typical danishes have flaky golden crusts. My GF danishes looked more like sugar cookies, but still delish. I drizzled with a quick glaze (just powdered sugar, water, and vanilla) and let them cool.

They are DELICIOUS. I really can't stress that enough. However, they are not danishes. They are sweet, and doughy, and creamy....but they are sugar cookies. Sugar cookies for sure. But hey, I love sugar cookies!


Steph said...

This sounds awesome! I love the gluten free pantry and I definitely can never get enough cream cheese, so I might try this out this weekend! Is the recipe for the danish on the box?

Marlow said...

The recipe is on the box for the Quick Mix. The recipe asks to use fruit jam but I didn't have any in the house so I used Cream Cheese. Yum!