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Christmas Cigars

Puff some holiday spirit with these light, crispy cigars are filled with a delicious peppermint cream cheese filling.

Ingredients

  • Batter:
  • 2 large eggs
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 3 tbsp milk
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • red and green food coloring
  • Filling:
  • 125g cream cheese, room temperature
  • ¾ cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 ¼ cups confectioner’s sugar
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • Christmas sprinkles

Steps

  1. Make the cigars:
  2. Beat the eggs and sugar with an electric mixer until frothy. Add the butter, milk and vanilla extract and mix until combined. In a separate bowl, combine the flour and salt. Add to the batter and mix until combined. Divide the batter into 2 bowls and dye them red and green. Pour into containers with easy pour spouts.
  3. Swirl both colors of batter onto a waffle cone maker and cook for one minute. Roll it into a cigar shape and hold with tongs until stiffened, about 1 minute. Repeat with the remaining batter.
  4. Make the filling:
  5. Beat the cream cheese and butter with an electric mixer until pale and fluffy. Add the vanilla extract, peppermint extract and confectioner’s sugar and beat until combined.
  6. Place in a piping bag fitted with a round piping tip.
  7. Pipe the filling into the cigar and sprinkle Christmas sprinkles on the ends. Enjoy!