6 Amazing Things You Should Make With Cream Cheese

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A few amazingly easy cream-cheese-filled recipes to add to your repertoire
6 Amazing Things You Should Make With Cream Cheese

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Shame on you for only using cream cheese on your bagels.

Pumpkin Cupcakes with Cream Cheese Frosting. Cream cheese icing is simple to make : just mix 4 ounces cream cheese with 4 ounces unsalted butter and 2 cups confectioners sugar. Add a bit of vanilla extract for extra flavor.

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Pistachio Cream Cheese Cookies. These nutty cookies are moist and flavorful. They get their green color from food dye, but feel free to skip that if you prefer to go for the natural look.

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Chipotle Cheddar Cream Cheese Poppers. Poppers are ideal for serving at parties; make them ahead of time and just heat them up  before the party starts.

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Fried Oyster Sandwich with Cajun Cream Cheese. A Cajun-style sandwich that will have you thinking you’re on Bourbon Street.

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Nutella Cream Cheese Danishes. These are the kind of pastries that make eating dessert for breakfast acceptable. Made with store-bought puff pastry sheets, they’re also the kind of pastry that you have time to make.

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No-Bake Cream Cheese Peanut Butter Pie. Yes, you read that right. This could potentially be the easiest pie ever.

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Julie Ruggirello is the Recipe Editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @TDMRecipeEditor.

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