Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

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June 21, 2012 // Baking, Food and Drink

Do you have a uniform?

And I don’t mean the uniform you would wear if you’re a post office worker, an airline pilot, or a former marching band geek.

I’m talking about your every day wear.

The kind you hang around the house in or head to the grocery store in.

At home I normally wear clothes that are just one notch above being pajamas. You know, tank tops or old shirts and comfy non-jean shorts. Yeah. That is basically what I wear every day. For anything that requires me to be seen by other people in public, I usually wear jeans or shorts and a t-shirt. Sometimes I might put on a dress if I want to feel fancy. I would love to wear something like this or this or this every day but when you’re a SAHM who bakes a lot, that’s just not in the cards.


How about you?

Are you a jeans and t-shirt kind of person?

Do Flashdance-esque or Juicy Couture sweats tickle your fancy?

Perhaps you channel the 11th Doctor and wear bow ties all the time? {Bow ties ARE cool.}

What is your uniform?

{On a totally separate note}
My friend Naomi is selling some awesome shirts to help raise money for cancer research.
Check out the following link to find out how you can score one of these rad tees!
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Orders and payment are due by Thursday, June 28, 2012.

Mini Vanilla Bean Cheesecakes

Yield: 12 mini cheesecakes

Ingredients

  • (recipe adapted from Paula Deen)
  • 12 vanilla wafer cookies
  • 2 tablespoons dulce de leche (optional)
  • 2 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste
  • 2 eggs

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
  2. Line a 12 cup muffin tin with paper liners.
  3. Place one vanilla cookie in each muffin cup. Spoon ½ a teaspoon dulce de leche on each cookie. Set aside.
  4. In a large bowl, beat cream cheese with a hand mixer until light and fluffy. Add sugar, flour, and vanilla bean paste, beating to combine. Add eggs one at a time, beating after each addition. Spoon cream cheese mixture over dulce de leche.
  5. Bake for about 20 minutes or until set. Cool completely before serving.
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2 Comments

  1. Maybe I missed this somewhere, but do you buy dulce de leche or make your own? I’ve been wanting to try making some sometime soon.

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