Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni? Mini Lemon Cheesecakes

23 Sep

“I have been possessed by the ghosts of Betty Crocker, Mrs. Butterworth, and Julia Child all rolled into one. Lord, help me.”

~ Toni Armenta Andrukaitis


Another cool and dreary day, so that means… stay in your pajamas, clean out the closet, spend countless hours on Facebook and bake something. I made some lemony cream cheesey cool whip stuff the other day and wasn’t that pleased with the results. So today, I decided to modify the concoction with my haphazard “what’s in the pantry” method of baking. I was going to make cupcakes, but decided on mini cheesecakes. No rhyme or reason.

I looked at the recipe inside the cream cheese, added a couple of eggs to two boxes of the cream cheese, a 1/2 cup of sugar and a little vanilla. I put a lemon cookie at the bottom of a paper lined muffin pan, and baked them.

While they were baking, I took my leftover lemony stuff, added another cream cheese, a can of Betty Crocker lemon frosting (thus the possession) and powdered sugar. (How much? What was left in the bag) I made some lemon pudding too, just used 1/2 the milk instead 2 cups. Then I just mixed that all up and added more sugar as needed. Crazy. I’m still not sure what I added.

I used my handy-dandy Wilton frosting tube and added the lemony-cheesey-pudding to frost. Oh yes, the frosting looked kinda thin, so I added a stick of melted butter and more powdered sugar, so it will set up better when refrigerated. (I hope)

I’m not sure how they taste yet. But, I’ll ask the neighbors later. They look good.

Happy “What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni Wednesday.”

3 Responses to “Wednesday:) What’s Cookin’ Miss Toni? Mini Lemon Cheesecakes”

  1. Cheryl September 24, 2020 at 12:32 am #

    There is instant cheesecake mix sold in a box. Usually get it for husband’s b-day.
    At a nursing home I worked at we made parfaits with Jello and whipping cream. The jello is the trick to setting it.

    • toniandrukaitis September 24, 2020 at 3:11 am #

      I liked using my homemade cheesecake because I wanted to use up stuff in my fridge. And I also bought some jello. Mom used to make the orange jello partially set, then whipped up with whipping cream and mandarin oranges in one of those jello molds. I still have an old one buried in the pantry somewhere. I do love to bake. I sampled one earlier. Oh yah! Really good, đŸ¤—

      • Cheryl September 24, 2020 at 3:13 am #

        Not brave enough to try homemade cheesecake.

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