Cheese Twists
Cheese Twists:
  • 1 (17.3 ounce/1.1 pound) package puff pastry dough
Cheese Mixture:
  • 2 (8-ounce) containers whipped cream cheese
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
Nut Mixture:
  • 1 cup slivered almonds
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Confectioners’ sugar, for dusting
  1. Divide puff pastry into 2 sheets. Roll out each puff pastry sheet into a 10 x 14-inch rectangle. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  2. Preheat oven to 350?F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Prepare the cheese mixture. In a medium bowl, combine cream cheese, sugar, egg yolk, and vanilla.
  4. Prepare the nut mixture. In a medium bowl, combine almonds, sugar, and vanilla.
  5. Spread half of the cream cheese mixture over one rectangle. Sprinkle with half the nut mixture. Top with the second puff pastry rectangle. Spread with remaining cream cheese mixture and sprinkle with remaining nut mixture.
  6. Slice dough in half lengthwise (you should now have 2 10 x 7-inch rectangles) and cut into half-inch strips (on the 7-inch side). Lift up the two ends of each strip and twist. Place twists on prepared baking sheet. Bake for 18- 20 minutes, until golden. Keep frozen until ready to serve. Dust with lots of confectioners’ sugar before serving.
Recipe by Between Carpools at