Mini Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes

Kim Bernard
by Kim Bernard
10 Danishes
30 min

These mini cheese danishes are

a perfect addition to a weekend brunch.

Simple and delicious. Made from crescent rolls!

Using simple ingredients you can make these delicious danishes for a quick Sunday brunch. Don’t like cheese danishes? You can easily substitute apple, cherry or whatever you like. These can also be made a little larger.

Open the roll of crescent dough.

Lay the dough out into a single layer, and

use a rolling pin to gently flatten and

compress the dough together.

Using a pizza cutter or sharp knife

cut the dough into 1/2 inch wide strips

Twist the dough strips.

Roll each strip until a rosette shape forms.

If you would like your danishes to be bigger

add more strips.

To make the cheese filling: 1 block of softened cream cheese,

1/4 c sugar, 1 tsp of vanilla. Blend well with a mixer

Top each danish (rosette) with a small amount of the

cream cheese mixture. Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

While the danishes are baking make a glaze of powdered sugar,

milk and vanilla.

After the danishes have baked and cooled drizzle

with the glaze.

Mini Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes
Recipe details
  • 10  Danishes
  • Prep time: 15 Minutes Cook time: 15 Minutes Total time: 30 min
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For the danishes
  • 1 package crescent rolls
  • 1 (8 ounce) package of softened cream cheese
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1/4 cup sugar
For the glaze
  • 4 Tablespoons powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
For the danishes
Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Open and unroll a package of crescent rolls.

Use a rolling pin to flatten the dough and close the seams.

Use a sharp knife or a pizza cutter to cut the dough into strips

Take each strip and twist it and the roll the strip into a rosette shape.
For the filling
Mix together softened cream cheese, sugar and vanilla into a smooth filling.

Make well in each of the rosettes and fill it with a spoonful of the filling.

Place the danishes on a parchment lined baking sheet and bake 12-15 minutes.
For the glaze
Mix 4 tablespoons of powdered sugar
1 Tablespoon of milk
Once the danishes are cooled then drizzle with the glaze.
  • If you don't like cream cheese danishes then you can fill them with cherry or apple pie filling. For a little extra tang you can give the cream cheese filling a little lemon juice.
  • If you would like your danishes to be bigger then add another twisted strip to the first one to make the danish bigger.
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