the perfect treat for your weekend

Years ago {like probably 25}, my mom worked with a woman who made these little pastries and they became instant favorites.  They are small, buttery, easy to make and have remained a favorite go-to breakfast treat. I made them for our back-to-school brunch last month and they disappeared quickly. Always a good sign.

Today, I share the beloved recipe with you. Just in time for your weekend.



1 1/2 cups cottage cheese
1 cup butter
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp salt

Cream together cottage cheese and butter. Add flour and salt. Collect dough into a ball, wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight. Divide in 3 parts.  Lightly flour and roll each part into circle about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into 12 wedges per circle and roll into crescents. Bake at 350 for 30 minutes or until lightly golden.

1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 Tbsp milk
1 Tbsp butter
1/4 tsp vanilla

Mix together and generously drizzle over warm crescents.


Is your mouth watering? So delicious. Not healthy, but they are small.  Definitely a fun treat to make this weekend.


22 Responses to the perfect treat for your weekend

  1. Stacey Meredith October 17, 2013 at 9:46 am #

    Emily – I just took these out of the oven. I left the dough in the fridge for 2 nights because I was out of confectioners sugar. They don’t look as pretty as yours but they are DELICIOUS! kind of like a cross between and cheese straw and cream cheese danish. Mine are a little crispy on the outside, soft on the inside. These will definitely become a fav. Easy and delicious!!

    Have you ever made cracker candy? That’s another that is on my constant rotation.


  2. Stacey Meredith October 15, 2013 at 4:18 pm #

    Do you use self-rising flour or all-purpose flour?

    I’ve got the ingredients ready to go!

    • emily October 15, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      just regular all-purpose flour

      • Stacey Meredith October 15, 2013 at 4:23 pm #

        Thank you for the lightening fast response. The Kitchen Aid is literally on and I was going to guess all purpose and go :)

        • emily October 15, 2013 at 4:24 pm #

          you just caught me on the computer :)


  3. Shelby Hardiman October 14, 2013 at 12:18 pm #


  4. Kate October 14, 2013 at 12:02 pm #

    These are AMAZING! Thanks for sharing!

  5. Shelby Hardiman October 14, 2013 at 9:08 am #

    After reading this post on Friday, I fell in love and immediately changed the menu for a “Monograms and Mimosas” brunch I hosted for a friend on Saturday. They were an absolute hit and so simple!!

    • emily October 14, 2013 at 9:24 am #

      I’m so glad you tried them. Amazing, right?!!

  6. helen October 13, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    Is the butter in the frosting melted or do you just cream it in, like for through the middle of a cake? From the photo it looks melty but you don’t say either way!

    • emily October 13, 2013 at 10:08 pm #

      I just use softened butter. It mixes together with the milk & powdered sugar to make this nice glaze.

  7. Heather October 12, 2013 at 5:50 am #

    Yummy! Thanks for posting. I always love a new recipe.

  8. ginny October 11, 2013 at 8:47 pm #

    no sugar?

    • emily October 13, 2013 at 10:10 pm #

      nope! Just in the frosting/glaze.

  9. Lorrie October 11, 2013 at 6:14 pm #

    Ask Jess to figure out a gluten free version. These look so great now I am craving some morning treats.

  10. Shannon {Our Home Notebook} October 11, 2013 at 1:47 pm #

    Those look so good. Thanks for sharing!

  11. Leanna October 11, 2013 at 12:08 pm #

    Can you freeze the dough for future use? :)

    • emily October 13, 2013 at 10:11 pm #

      I have never tried, but I don’t see why not.

  12. Annie October 11, 2013 at 10:41 am #

    These sound lovely! I might try but put a little cinnamon butter on the inside of the wedges.

    My fiance and I are planning a move to the Seattle area in the next year and I am wondering if I could ask you a few questions (or many questions if you would allow) about your experiences living there.
    I have been following your blog and visit your website often and though we don’t actually know each other, I feel from the friendliness and warmth you show in everything, I would really value your opinions/advice.



  13. Megan October 11, 2013 at 9:15 am #

    Is it really cottage cheese and not cream cheese? Just curious!

    • emily October 11, 2013 at 11:05 am #

      It is! That is what is sort of brown on the top of the crescents. It gives them this most amazing texture.

  14. Dana October 11, 2013 at 5:02 am #

    Oh yum! Looking forward to giving these a try.

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