Old Fashioned Cheese Squares Recipe
Looking for a unique pastry to make this year for the holidays? We always love a good Cream Cheese Danish but this is a new recipe that we’ve been trying as well. Of course, I love it because I love anything with Cream Cheese!
I think your family will enjoy this recipe. It has a few steps to follow but it’s worth it in the end! This would be a great little snack to make over the holiday season if you have family visiting. It’s one that is perfect to enjoy with a cup of coffee while you are chatting and catching up. 🙂
Old Fashioned Cheese Squares
What You Need:
- 2 packages dry yeast
- 1/3 cup warm water
- 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
- 1 cup butter
- 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 4 eggs (separated)
- 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese
- 1 cup white sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
In small bowl, mix yeast with water and 1 teaspoon sugar, set aside.
In a large bowl, cut butter into flour until mixture is crumbly.
Add egg yolks and yeast mixture and beat to blend.
Let rise in warm place until doubled in size.
In another bowl, combine cream cheese, 1 cup sugar and vanilla extract, until smooth.
Pat out half of dough mixture on a cookie sheet with sides or a 9×13 pan. Spread with cream cheese mixture over top evenly.
Pat out other half of dough and cover cream cheese filling. Beat egg whites and spread on dough.
In a bowl, combine 1 cup brown sugar, 1 cup all-purpose flour, 1 stick butter for a topping. Sprinkle over dough. Let rise for 1 hour. Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees. If you want you can glaze with a powdered sugar/milk mixture.
Enjoy these delicious bars warm or cooled for snacks, dessert, or even breakfast! It pairs well with a nice warm cup of coffee.
What are some of your favorite pastries to make over the holidays?