So I'm officially out on my radio tour! This past week was my California leg of the tour and I had an absolute blast!! We performed for 11 stations starting in San Diego and trekking our way all the way up to San Jose. You can check out my instagram page for photos of all of that craziness. With all that craziness comes less time to cook, therefore....fewer recipe postings for a few weeks. I'll be back in full force right after the promotional tour is over. Now, on to the food...This is one of the quickest party-tizers that you can whip up! (Thank goodness for that with my schedule right now!). I love a good old-fashioned Italian cannoli, but never have the time to make them. For one of our girls nights recently, I had about a 30 minute window to throw a "party-tizer" together for the gathering, snap a few pictures for you guys to see and then head out the door. This yummy little dessert is super simple and easy, but really tasty!
24 wonton wrappers
12 oz cream cheese
3 cups powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp vanilla
cinnamon and extra powdered sugar for dusting
In a mini muffin tin press wonton wrappers into each opening. Ensure that the corners do not fold inward. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 7-10 minutes or until corners turn a golden brown. Remove from the oven and remove the wonton "cups" from the tin to cool. In a stand mixer beat the cream cheese until it softens a little. With your mixer on the low setting, slowly add in the powdered sugar a little at a time until all of it is incorporated. Add in the vanilla, mix well. Pop in the fridge for 5 minutes just to help it set up a little (freezer is even better). Using a rubber spatula, spoon the mixture into a piping bag with a large star tip. Pipe the mixture into each wonton cup. Using a sifter (or anything that will mimic a sifter) dust powdered sugar over the cannoli cups. Now dust just a bit of cinnamon over the cups and Viola!
*Note: You can use pastry dough, puff pastry, etc, and they would be even tastier but again, the convenience of wonton wrappers can't be beat - and I didn't have any pastry dough or puff pastry on hand. Keep in mind that if you are using another form of dough to make these cups, the cooking time will vary. Just bake until golden brown.