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Glazed Cheese Croissants

The cottage cheese in these pastries, from the kitchen of April F. Smith in Bountiful, Utah, creates the flaky layers of a real croissant.

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  • Yield: Makes 8
Glazed Cheese Croissants

Source: Everyday Food, April


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 3/4 cup small-curd cottage cheese
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour (spooned and leveled), plus more for rolling dough
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Sugar Glaze (see below)


  1. In a medium bowl, combine butter, cottage cheese, flour, and salt. Shape into a disk, and wrap in plastic; refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours.

  2. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. On a well-floured surface, roll dough out to a 14-inch circle. Cut circle evenly into 8 triangles. Roll each triangle up, from wide end to tip, turning ends of roll in to form a crescent shape. Place croissants 3 inches apart on a rimmed baking sheet (to catch any drips); bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown.Transfer to wire rack. Cool 10 minutes.

  3. Meanwhile, make Sugar Glaze: In a glass measuring cup, add 2 teaspoons milk by 1/2 teaspoonfuls to 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar, stirring until glaze is of a drizzling consistency. It should be thin enough to pour while still thick enough to coat croissants. Drizzle over croissants. Serve warm, or let cool to room temperature. Store at room temperature in an airtight container, up to 2 days.

Reviews (2)

  • taylo393 10 Feb, 2010

    These were BEYOND easy! The night before I made Honey Almond Sticky Buns that didn't turn out well, so I was hesitant to make another bread recipe. These were DELICIOUS and easy, and they went fast! I used low fat cottage cheese and you couldn't tell, next time I may try fat free.

  • DessertFanatic 27 Dec, 2008

    I was a little skeptical about this recipe, since there was no leavening ingredient, but this turned out to be a Fan-tastic recipe! The croissants have flaky layers, an awesome cheese flavor, and then a little bit of sweetness is added with the glaze. I like to put on an orange glaze, using orange juice instead of the milk and adding a little orange zest. I highly recommend this recipe. It was easy and delicious. It's definitely added to my "keeper" recipe repertoire.

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