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Easy Cream Cheese Danish Recipe

Light and flaky pastry topped with a cream cheese filling that makes for the perfect sweet breakfast treat.


  • 4 oz cream cheese room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar divided
  • 1 1/2 tsp vanilla divided
  • 1 can crescent rolls 8 count
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 tsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Grease a baking sheet or line with parchment paper and set aside.
  • Unroll dough into 4 rectangles and seal perforations by pinching the dough together at the seam.
  • Brush each rectangle with melted butter and sprinkle with a tablespoon of sugar.
  • Starting on the long edge, roll each rectangle and pinch to seal the edge.
  • Roll into a spiral and slightly press down middle to make room for cream cheese filling.

Cream Cheese Filling

  • Beat together cream cheese, 1/4 cup sugar and 1/2 tsp vanilla in medium bowl until well blended
  • Place dough on prepared baking sheet.
  • Top each with 1/4 of cream cheese mixture.
  • Bake until golden brown, approximately 17-18 minutes. Let cool.


  • In a small bowl, combine powdered sugar, milk and 1 teaspoon vanilla and stir until smooth.
  • Drizzle over each roll.


Recipe provided by Make Your Meals
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