I have a big stack of brown lunch bags (above) to package these, tie with a green ribbon or raffia, and attach a tag. They will make perfect little St. Paddy's Day gifts or favors.
Sweet "Potatoes" (Martha Stewart)
Beat 4 tablespoons each softened unsalted butter and cream cheese with 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract and 1/4 teaspoon salt until pale and fluffy. Mix in 1 pound powdered sugar and 2 cups walnuts (toasted, cooled and finely chopped) until smooth. Refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour. Roll dough (1 tablespoon each-I didn't measure) between your hands. Shape into "potatoes." Roll in ground cinnamon, brush off excess with a pastry brush. To create "eyes," stick in walnut pieces. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Makes 40(depending on size).
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