Cream Cheese Cups Recipe

The cream cheese cups recipe is perfect for parties or when friends drop by. They are easy to make although they look like a professional baker made them. When it comes to taste, these are unbelievably delicious!


Cookie dough:
2 sticks (1 cup) salted butter, softened
2 packages (3-ounces each) cream cheese, softened
2 cups all-purpose flour

3 eggs
1 cup granulated sugar
1 package (8-ounces) almond paste, softened and cut into cubes
Sliced almonds

Large bowl
Medium bowl
Miniature muffin tins

Step 1: In a large bowl, with an electric mixer cream together the butter and cream cheese.
Step 2: Gradually add flour. Mix until just combined.
Step 3: Cover and refrigerate dough for 1 hour.
Step 4: After removing dough from refrigerator, preheat oven to 325 degrees F.
Step 5: Roll dough into 1-inch size balls. Press dough onto the bottom and up the sides of ungreased miniature muffin tins; set aside.
Step 6: For filling, beat eggs in a medium bowl until light and fluffy.
Step 7: Add granulated sugar; mix well.
Step 8: Beat in almond paste.
Step 9: Spoon a rounded teaspoonful into each cup.
Step 10: Top each cookies with three almond slices.
Step 11: Bake for 25-30 minutes or until lightly browned and filling is set. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to cups and transferring them to a cooling surface.

Makes about 3 dozen cups.