Cream Puffs

CREAM PUFF SHELLS
½ cup butter
1 cup water
¼ tsp. salt
1 cup flour
4 eggs
CREAM FILLING
16 oz. cream cheese, softned...

2 cups cool whip, thawed
3 cups powdered sugar, more as needed to reach desired consistency
1 tsp. vanilla
CHOCOLATE FROSTING
½ cup butter
⅓ cup cocoa
¼ cup milk
3 cups powdered sugar
½ tsp. vanilla
⅛ tsp. salt

Instructions
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F

CREAM PUFF PASTRY
In a large pot, bring butter and water to a boil. Remove post from heat and stir in flour and salt, consistently stirring until the mixture firms up and forms a ball. Transfer the dough to a large mixing bowl. With hand or stand mixer, beat in the eggs one at a time, mixing well after each egg is added. Drop by tablespoonfuls onto parchment paper lined baking sheet.

Bake for 17 minutes at 425 degrees F. After 17 minutes, reduce temperature to 375 degrees F and continue baking for an additional 5 to 10 min. Centers should be dry. When finished cooking, let cool completely. When the shells are cool, make the filling.

FILLING
Beat cream cheese, cool whip, powdered sugar and vanilla together until smooth. When shells are cooled completely, use a pastry bag to pipe filling onto half the shells. Place remaining shell halves on top and frost.

FROSTING
Melt butter and milk in microwave saft bowl. Add powder sugar, cocoa, salt and vanilla. Wisk together and pour into a lage zip lock bag. Cut a small corner off and drizzle chocolate over cream puffs.
Jan Tanis
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