Cream Cheese Muffin Puffs

Total Time
Prep 10 mins
Cook 12 mins

My mother in law had this recipe and I just had to try it. As a variation, instead of rolling the cheese in the sugar I add a 1/4 t of strawberry or blueberry jam before folding the dough over.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 12 cup sugar
  • 18 teaspoon almond extract
  • 12 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 14 cup margarine
  • 1 (3 ounce) package cream cheese
  • 1 (7 1/2 ounce) can refrigerated biscuits (Buttermilk or Country)


  1. Heat oven to 375°.
  2. Melt margarine in a bowl.
  3. Cut cream cheese into 10 cubes.
  4. In a second small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and extract.
  5. Dip cheese cube in sugar mixture, then place in the center of a biscuit.
  6. Fold dough over cheese, pinching to seal.
  7. Roll dough into ball, dip the doughball into margarine and then the sugar mixture again.
  8. Place seam side down in an ungreased muffin tin.
  9. Repeat with the remaining 9 biscuits and cheese cubes.
  10. Bake for 12-18 minutes at 375° or until golden brown.


Most Helpful

What a great idea! I mixed 3 oz crm chz with a little vanilla and 1 tbsp sugar, then beat until fluffy. This made a bit too much, even filling the biscuits quite full. I used this and a dab raspberry pie filling. A few of them leaked in the oven, but it didn't burn, and they were still very good. I also used butter rather than margarine. I baked these for 12 mins, to golden perfection. We had them for Sunday morning breakfast. Thanks for sharing, Mysterygirl!

Liz H #2 September 24, 2006

These were pretty good for such an easy dessert. I used homestyle buttermilk biscuits. It looked like I was going to have so much sugar mix left over, but by the time I got to the end, I almost ran out! I used butter instead of magarine and I ended up using only a little more than half, so next time I think I'll just use 2-3 tbl. The only thing I wasn't thrilled about with these was the cream cheese flavor was very strong, while I was expecting something like a cheese danish filling. I might try mixing the cream cheese with sugar instead of just putting it in in a cube. Thanks for the treat...I will try it with jam, also.

Karen=^..^= November 06, 2004

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