Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Cheese Pinwheels

I know that the holiday season is over and so is football season so this blog is probably a little late but I wanted to share this with everyone. It is extremely simple appetizer to make and is always a crowd pleaser.
You will need cream cheese, parmesan cheese, mozzarella cheese and Pillsbury pizza dough.
Roll out the dough to your desired thickness; I usually make mine pretty thin because we will be rolling it up like a jelly roll. Make sure that you bring the cream cheese up to room temperature and mix with the mozzarella cheese and parmesan cheese. There are no precise measurements it just all depends on how cheesy you are feeling that day (haha).

Spread the mixture over the pizza dough and make sure that you leave some room around the ends. If you place the mixture too close to the edge it will ooze out when you begin to roll. Once the mixture is spread on the pizza dough start with one end and roll and roll to the other, when you are done it should look like a jellyroll. With the seam side down cut the roll in smaller pieces, the cuts should look like pinwheels. Place the pieces on a baking sheet with parchment paper and sprinkle with some shuddered mozzarella cheese . Place in the oven at 350 for 30 min. until they puff up. Serve them hot but they are also great cold just heated up in the microwave for 30 seconds.

Side view.

Front view

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