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Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Cream Cheese Dessert Log

This is a super item to make ahead and keep in your freezer.  It is a quick fix dessert that is perfect for bunko, bridge or coffee.  The ladies will enjoy the option of just one cookie or indulging their dessert cravings.
You can spread this on any butter cookie and make store-bought, taste homemade.
Prepare a parchment lined cookie sheet or Silpat. 
¼ cup brown sugar
Place brown sugar in skillet and stir until melted.  Toss in pecan bits and stir to coat. 
1 cup pecan bits
Quickly dump onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet or Silpat. This is VERY hot.  Cool and re-chop into fine pieces. Set aside.

cheese log
8 ounces cream cheese, softened
½ cup (one stick) butter
2 teaspoons brown sugar
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 cup confectioners’ sugar
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
Beat until smooth. 
In blender, chop:
½ cup chocolate chips
¾ cups toffee bits
Stir into cream cheese mixture.  Chill if necessary to form into log and roll in candied pecans. This will make two 7 inch x 2 inch logs. Chill for 2 hours.  Serve with butter cookies.  Serves 10-12.

Maryann is hosting the girls for Mahjong tonight.  Won't they love her Chinese style hostess pajamas? 

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