There is simply so much to celebrate this time of year.
Independence and freedom.
Let’s take a moment to indulge…
in some vanilla lemon thyme infused mousse of sorts ~
~ morphed into a bit of a shot of cheesecake.
Vanilla Lemon Thyme Goat Cheesecake Shooters
1 sleeve graham crackers, finely processed
4 Tbs. melted butter
8 oz. cream cheese, softened
4 oz. fresh goat cheese, softened
3/4 cup white sugar
juice and zest of 1 lemon
2 tsp. lemon extract
1 Tbs. fresh thyme
1/4 cup chopped walnut pieces
Combine the graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Toss until full incorporated. Fill 8-10 shooter glasses 1/3 of the wall full with this “crust.”
Whip together the cheeses, sugar, lemon juice and zest, and vanilla until silky smooth. Fold in the thyme.
Fill the remaining 2/3 of the glasses with the lemon thyme mixture and top with walnuts.