Cream cheese has high fat content yet a healthy choice compared to other cheeses. It has a strong flavor and is a versatile ingredient. You can make a sweet or a savory dessert. I usually spread it on my wheat cracker for my evening tea. It has been a while since I have been wanting to bake something with it. Recently, I bought a pack of Cream cheese muffins and it tasted just delicious. That gave me an idea of what to do with the cream cheese spread I had.
This recipe is my own and I have added the ingredients that I had at home when I planned to make it. You can modify it however you like and don't forget to let me know your version if you did modify it. :) I have used brown sugar and absolutely no butter since cream cheese has very high fat content. I had to add eggs though but you can make it egg less by adding a banana or some ground flax seeds mixed in water(1 tbsp flaxseed+3 tbsp water for 1 egg).
I have also added some chopped dark chocolate but you can replace it with some chocochips or nuts. It goes very well with a cup of hot coffee or just cold some milk. You can also reduce the sweet content and serve it for breakfast. You can store them for a week without refrigerating and 2 weeks in refrigeration. Now, to the recipe-
|Nutritional Information (Approx) (per serving)|
|Wheat flour/Atta||1&1/2 cups|
|Brown sugar||1/2 cup|
|Vanilla essence||1 teaspoon|
|Baking powder||1 teaspoon|
|Baking soda||1/2 teaspoon|
|Cream cheese||4 tablespoons|
|Chopped dark chocolate/Chocolate chips||a handful|
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Blend Brown sugar, eggs and vanilla essence. Sieve the flour, salt, baking powder and baking soda and mix. Add the dry ingredients with the wet ingredients + cream cheese and mix well.
Add chopped chocolate and knead into a dough. Roll the dough into balls and punch them to make flat.
Place them on a baking plate lined with baking sheet.
Bake them for about 20-30 minutes according to your oven settings. Serve then warm.