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Circular cream cheese danish on cooling rack

Cream Cheese Danishes

Hold onto your hats because this super simple Cream Cheese Danish is about to blow you away! It may look like a fancier dessert or breakfast, but it's actually one of the easiest things to whip up.
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Appetizer, Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 8 danishes
Calories 457 kcal


  • 2 cans crescent roll dough
  • 8 oz cream cheese, room temperature
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 TBSP flour
  • 2 TBSP butter, melted


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 TBSP heavy cream
  • splash vanilla extract


  • Preheat oven to 350° and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Open both cans of crescent dough and roll out into rectangles. Pinch the dotted seams together.
    Two pieces of crescent roll dough rolled into rectangular pieces
  • Using a pastry cutter or knife, divide each rectangle into 4 strips.
    Crescent rolls rolled out in rectangular pieces and sliced into 8 pieces
  • Twist each strip gently. Starting at one end, gently roll into a rosette shape.
    Crescent roll dough rolled into rosettes
  • With your thumb, press down the center of each rosette, creating a well for the filling.
    Crescent roll dough rolled into rosettes
  • Using a hand mixer, combine cream cheese, sugar, vanilla extract, and flour in a medium bowl. Place 1 TBSP of filling into the middle of each rosette.
    Crescent roll dough rolled into rosette with cream cheese filling in middle
  • Place rosettes on baking sheet about 2 inches apart, and then brush with melted butter. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. While danishes are baking, whisk together powdered sugar, heavy cream, and splash of vanilla. When danishes are done baking, drizzle icing over each danish. enjoy!
    Circular cream cheese danish on cooling rack


Calories: 457kcalCarbohydrates: 52gProtein: 4gFat: 27gSaturated Fat: 14gPolyunsaturated Fat: 5gMonounsaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 49mgSodium: 563mgPotassium: 48mgFiber: 1gSugar: 34gVitamin A: 578IUVitamin C: 1mgCalcium: 34mgIron: 1mg
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