This post is long overdue. I had intended to make these weeks ago but did not get around to getting out and purchasing any of the needed ingredients…all four of them. These cookies are like little bits of heaven that we only ever had at our house at Christmastime. Once a year my mom would break out this recipe and win over our little hearts with very little effort. I have replicated her dish here with only one difference. I have used a glazed stoneware baking dish (Le Creuset), while she used an exposed stone baking dish (Pampered Chef).
These are best served cold and once you try them you will see exactly what I mean. This might be why she always made them in the winter, they would be no good at a picnic because they would warm up too much.
2 packages of croissants, I used the whole sheet stuff they have now
2 8 oz packages of cream cheese, I used 1/3 less fat
2 C powdered sugar
2 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 375.
Bring cream cheese to room temperature by leaving on the counter. Do not microwave. Using a hand mixer blend vanilla and cream cheese together in a large mixing bowl. Add powdered sugar making sure to work out any clumps and mix until the batter is smooth. Spray a 9×13 baking dish with nonstick spray and lay out one sheet of the croissants. Using a rubber spatula spread batter evenly over the croissants. Cover with the second sheet of croissants. Bake for 30 minutes. Allow cookies to cool on the counter, cover and place in the refrigerator overnight.
Cut bars and enjoy!