Easy Cheese Danishes

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

I’m sure I’ve mentioned my middle child a few times before. She’s the picky eater. The one that doesn’t want fruit or veggies unless forced. (She has gotten better with age.) But when I made this amazing Braided Raspberry Cheese Danish, she wanted nothing to do with it.  She took one look at the red raspberries and walked off.

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

Not wanting her to be completely left out. I decided I needed to make something similar for her. But I didn’t want to make a whole danish. Honestly, I love my sweets but I try to moderate how much I have in the house at one time.

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

And then I had a brain storm. That little lightbulb over my head went off. It was a blinding light.

It was so simple. Just make her plain cheese danishes.

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Cute, individual danishes that you could grab and eat. No fancy presentation. No spending extra time preparing everything.

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

These sweet little things took maybe 5 minutes to put together and get in the oven. My secret trick-use the bottom of a shot glass, lightly floured to make the indentation for the cheese mixture. I used a small scoop for the cheese mixture and done!

Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

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Easy Cheese Danishes

Easy Cheese Danishes

Ingredients

  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 can Pillsbury Crescent Rolls or seamless dough
  • for the icing
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Stir together cream cheese, powdered sugar and vanilla. Set aside.
  2. Remove crescent dough from packaging. Do not unroll. Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into 8 sections, about 3/4 inch thick. Place dough sections on a parchment lined or lightly greased baking sheet. Create an indentation in the center of each dough section for your cream cheese mixture. I use the bottom of a shot glass, lightly floured.
  3. Place 1 rounded tablespoon of cream cheese mixture onto each dough section. A small cookie scoop works perfectly.
  4. Bake in a preheated 375 degree oven for 14-17 minutes, until dough is golden brown.
  5. While danishes are baking, create your icing. Combine powdered sugar and milk until completely smooth. Drizzle over warm danishes.

Notes

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Easy Cheese Danishes-so simple to make and so delicious!

Cassie didn’t want to share these with anyone!

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Comments

  1. These look really good – I’m a sucker for cheese danish!

  2. You had to use “seamless dough” because this doesn’t look like crescant rolls. Do you have a recipe for seamless dough?

    • You can make this using the seamless dough, I have a hard time finding it around here so I just buy the rolls. For this recipe there is no difference in the outcome since you don’t unroll the dough.

  3. Yummy!

  4. Dalila G. says:

    OMGosh!!
    How tasty looking are these little beauties……and so simple to make!
    Who can’t resist a cheese Danish?! Not ME!!
    I can definitely handle making these for those last minute drop in’s or for our girls get-together like bingo’s, bunco’s, book nights….you know, get away time from darling hubby for a couple of hours. ;-)
    Thanks!
    Pinned!

  5. Ohmigerd! I’d like a pan full of these to throw my face onto right about now :D

  6. You had me at easy! This looks unreal! Love!!

  7. Joan these look delicious! Pinned! I hope little Grace is doing well and that you had a wonderful Mother’s Day!! – Claire

  8. This looks delicious! I would love for you share it on my Tasty Tuesday recipe link up here! Everything gets pinned and I would love to have you!

  9. I love that these are made out of crescent rolls. Looking at the photos, I figured they would be complicated and I am not by any means a baker.
    Thank you for sharing at See Ya in the Gumbo.

  10. With these cheese danishes could you add fruit too, to make it a cherry cheese or blueberry cheese Danish?

  11. These look so good! And you can’t beat how easy they are to put together. Thanks for sharing!

  12. I make these using the Grands biscuits. They’re really good with pie filling too!

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