Even though the summer is my favorite season, I am looking forward to the upcoming festivities surrounding Thanksgiving and Christmas.
I love to entertain friends and family (and to be honest, I need to have frequent events at my home in order to motivate me to clean my house, otherwise my house would be endlessly in disarray).
Since I do have a lot of cleaning to do before my guests arrive, I do not have as much time to prepare a meal and a dessert on the same day. This year my life will be much easier now that I have The Smart Cookie to help out, I will be able to prepare dessert ahead of time and store it in the freezer for later use.
The Smart Cookie is not just for cookies, below is a recipe for no bake cheesecake that will wow your dinner guests and also give you a small hit of creamy, rich cheesecake in bite size portions whenever the mood hits.
Makes: 24 cheesecakes Prep Time: 15 min Baking Time: 0 min
1 1/2 cup finely ground graham cracker crumbs
4 tablespoons butter
3 tablespoons brown sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
1/3 cup white sugar
2 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 cup heavy whipping cream, whipped
1 tsp vanilla
Serve the cheesecakes with the graham cracker on top, if you prefer more of a crunch you can use the graham cracker crumb mixture on the top and the bottom. You can easily make this dessert more fancy shmansy - try topping each piece with chocolate sauce and garnish with raspberries and mint. Enjoy!