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Cinnamon Chip Gems Recipe

Cinnamon Chip Gems

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"Baked in small muffin cups these cinnamon desserts are perfect for parties and family gatherings."

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen gems Change Servings


  1. In large bowl, beat butter and cream cheese until well blended; stir in flour, sugar and almonds. Cover; refrigerate about 1 hour.
  2. Divide dough into 4 equal parts. Shape each part into 12 smooth balls. Place each ball in small muffin cup (1 3/4 inches in diameter); press evenly on bottom and up sides of each cup.
  3. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F. In small bowl, beat eggs. Add EAGLE BRAND® and vanilla; mix well.
  4. Place 7 cinnamon chips in bottom of each muffin cup; fill generous three-fourths full with EAGLE BRAND® mixture.
  5. Bake 18 to 20 minutes or until tops are puffed and just beginning to turn golden brown. Cool 3 minutes. Sprinkle about 10 chips on top of the filling. Cool completely in pan on wire rack.
  6. Remove from pan using small metal spatula or sharp knife. Cool completely. Store leftovers tightly covered at room temperature.
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Nov 27, 2006

Well I was going to make the cinnamon chip gems as a thanksgiving dessert, however I came across a problem. I couldn't find any cinnamon chips(and I didn't have any muffin cups small enough) So I decided to make a few changes. Instead of using small muffin cups I used regular cupcake cups, so instead of making 12 round balls of the dough I made 6 this way I ended up with 24 muffins instead of 48. And since I couldn't find any cinnamon chips I substituted in chocolate chips. They turned out wonderfully and everyone loved them! However if I ever find any cinnamon chips I will make the real thing, but for now I will have to make due with my chocolate chip gems!

Dec 09, 2006

These are absolutely incredible and receive rave reviews anywhere I take them. I have had trouble getting the cinnamon chips at Wal-Mart, and have started stocking up when I am at a specialty store. They are good with the chocolate chips, but even better with cinnamon. I do leave out the almonds in the crust since many people are allergic to them. I just substitute the standard cream cheese, butter, flour recipe that you see repeatedly on this site for pecan tarts. I am making them, once again, for a dessert platter and will most likely come home empty handed. I plan to try a few with peppermint chips that I just found.


3 Ratings

Dec 19, 2006

This recipe sounded so good but we were pretty disappointed with it. It's easy to make but pretty time consuming and the flavor wasn't very good. I won't be making this one again.


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  • Calories
  • 158 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 13.3 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 26 mg
  • 9%
  • Fat
  • 8.7 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2.2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 68 mg
  • 3%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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