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Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Crescent Roll Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

A recipe for cream cheese danishes using crescent rolls. 

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 4 danishes


  • 1 Can Crescent Rolls (8 rolls)
  • 4 oz cream cheese softened
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbs melted butter
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar for glaze
  • 2 tbs milk for glaze
  • food coloring (optional)


  1. In a bowl beat together the cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar. Add vanilla and stir until it is blended into mixture. If you want your cream cheese to have color this is when you would want to add it. I used Wilton's Icing Color in Pink. 

  2. Unroll the crescent roll dough into 4 rectangles and seal perforations by pinching. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle with sugar. 

  3. Roll up each of the four dough rectangles into a log and pinch along the seams to seal.

  4. Take logs and coil them into a spiral.  Slightly press down in the middle to make a well for the cream cheese filling

  5. Place each of the dough spirals on a cookie sheet that has been lined with parchment paper. 

  6. Bake at 350 degrees for about 16 minutes, just until the danishes start to golden. Remove from oven and drizzle with glaze that you will make with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and 1/2 tbs milk.