Why is it that a mini something is so much more fun than full-sized something?
I saw this 24-piece set of Mini Cordial glasses at Pier 1 last fall (on sale for $19.99 right now!) and knew I'd find all sorts of uses for them i.e. desserts, salads, drinks, soups. The possibilities are endless! When I saw these Patriotic Cheesecake Shooters (source) on Pinterest I knew I had to give them a try since I already had the glasses, and I'm so glad I did because they were really good!
Patriotic Cheesecake Shooters
4 (8 oz.) packages cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup sugar + 1 tablespoon
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 (8 oz.) tub Cool Whip, thawed
8 to 10 graham crackers, crushed
assorted fresh berries
- Beat cream cheese, sugar and vanilla in large bowl with mixer until smooth. Gently stir in cool whip until well blended.
- Fill individual glasses half way with cream cheese mixture, either using a spoon or a piping bag fitted with a large round tip for a more polished presentation (I recommend using a pipping bag or even a large Ziplock bag to keep things neat and pretty). Top with 1 tsp graham cracker crumbs. Shake glass to level crumbs. Fill to the top with more of the cream cheese mixture.
- Lightly sprinkle with additional graham cracker crumbs and top with berries. Add a star pastry for an extra fun little touch.
- Refrigerate 4 hours or until firm. Serve chilled. Makes roughly 16 mini servings, depending on the size of your serving glasses.
Enjoy! Any suggestions for what I should try next in these little shooter glasses?