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Saturday, August 1, 2015

Cream Cheese Crescent Cookies

If you need a simple, quick dessert, this one is for you!  

cream cheese crescent cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

This week has been uneventful and I'm thankful for that.  Minus some play dates, a few appointments and one hairy evening with a teething baby our week has been your typical summer week.  Playing outside, bike rides, picnic lunches and one movie day as it poured buckets outside.

I can't quite wrap my head around it being the first day of August.  Where have these past two months gone?  I looked back at my bucket list post this Spring....have I accomplished it all?  Not everything, but I still have a month to go.

But I really wish I had two more months to go....

I wasn't in the kitchen a ton this week, but I did manage to make these five ingredient cookies for girl's night.

cream cheese crescent cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

I was headed over to a friend's just a few blocks away and with them bringing chips and salsa, fruit, barbecue meatballs, snack mix....it was OBVIOUS that I needed to bring dessert.

But I just wasn't into making something elaborate.  I had heard of spreading a cream-cheesy layer of goodness on flattened crescent rolls, rolling them up, slicing and baking them before so I thought I'd give it a whirl.

Hint.  The 'extra' stuffing makes a really good fruit dip.  My kids dug it.  Healthy?  Not a chance. But really, really tasty.

I can imagine you could put anything in this layer - chopped up fruit, jam, peanut butter, really probably whatever, but I kept it classic with the mini chocolate chips.

Because who doesn't love chocolate chips?

cream cheese crescent cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

So go ahead, impress your friends with this 'cookie'!  And just in case you don't think I bake with crescent rolls often, well think again.  Here are a few recipes {dessert and non-dessert} that I've made over the years.

Give them all a try!

Cream Cheese Crescent Cookies

1 tube Pillsbury crescent rolls
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. brown sugar
1/2 c. mini chocolate chips

1.  In a bowl combine the cream cheese, sugars and mini chocolate chips.  Set aside.
2.  Open the crescent rolls and lay, spreading out on a cutting board, piecing seams together to form a rectangle.
3.  Spread the cream cheese mixture evenly over the crescent rolls.
4.  Starting at the bottom, gently roll up the crescent rolls, pinching seams together to form a log. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap and place in the freezer for 2 hours, or in the fridge for 4 hours.
5.  To bake, remove from the freezer and using a serrated knife, gently slice into 1/4' inch slices. Place on a greased baking sheet.
6.  Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.  Keep in an airtight container to stay fresh.

cream cheese crescent cookies (sweetandsavoryfood.com)

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