Cream Cheese Biscuits

from Martha Stewart Baking p. 33
(MS has more complicated instructions, I just went and made it easy and fast instead)

Cream Cheese Bisuits
Cream Cheese Biscuits
Cream Cheese Bisuits
Cream Cheese Biscuits
Cream Cheese Bisuits
Cream Cheese Biscuits

Ingredients:

2.25 c all purpose flour
1.5 tsp baking powder
0.25 tsp baking soda
1.25 tsp salt
2 tbsp sugar
0.5 c butter (1  stick) (cold, cut into pieces)
4 oz cream cheese (cold, cut into pieces)
1 c  greek yogurt (or buttermilk, or yogurt, or ricotta cheese)

Directions:

1. Mix dry ingredients.

2. Add wet ingredients.

3. Mix until a dough just forms in kitchenaid mixer. Do not overmix.

4. Roll into 1 inch diameter balls, flatten, place on cookie sheet with silpat on top.

5. Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes.

You can fridge leftover dough for about a month. If you make balls, flatten and fridge them, just pop them in the preheated oven in the morning for 15 minutes and enjoy your nice warm fresh and easy breakfast! 🙂

FROZEN CREAM CHEESE BISCUITS:

I put unused dough in the freezer, wrapped in cling wrap.

I defrosted it until I could put a knife through it.

I just chopped it into squares and baked it as directed above.

It came out looking like this:

Cream Cheese Biscuits
Cream Cheese Biscuits
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(Thanks, Martha Stewart!)

(This is based on a recipe on p.58 of Martha Stewart’s Cookies book)

Yield: 3 dozen cookies

Ingredients:

2 sticks butter

1 c brown sugar

1/2 c white sugar

2 tsp vanilla extract

2 eggs

2 1/4 c bread flour (or whatever flour you have on hand)

1/2 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

2 c STUFF (chocolate chips, nuts, oatmeal, raisins, craisins, whatever).

Directions:

Cream butter and sugars. Add vanilla and eggs.

Mix dry ingredients. Add wet ingredients to dry ingredients.

Stir in STUFF.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

Roll batter into 1 inch balls.

Bake for 12 minutes.

Note: This dough does not turn golden brown.  If it gets golden brown, it will be excessively dry and not chewy when it cools. Don’t let this happen.