Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes recipe
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5 from 44 votes

Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes

Crescent Roll Cheese danishes are a shortcut version of our favorite bakery danishes! Simple but delicious. Dessert or breakfast! 
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Crescent Roll Cheese Danishes
Servings: 10
Calories: 337kcal
Author: Brandie @ The Country Cook


  • 2 tubes crescent rolls
  • 1 8 oz package cream cheese softened
  • ΒΌ cup granulated white sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tbsp butter melted
  • 8 tbsp light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 4 tsp milk


  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F)
  • In a medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese with white sugar and vanilla extract until smooth.
  • Separate crescent dough into eight rectangles.
  • Seal perforations.
  • Using a brush or spoon, spread melted butter all over crescent rolls.
  • Sprinkle each rectangle with about 1 tbsp. of brown sugar.
  • Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal.
  • Holding one end, loosely coil each.
  • Spread out the dough in the middle some to make room for the filling.
  • Place on cookie sheet that has been sprayed with nonstick spray.
  • Top each coil with about 2 tablespoons of cream cheese filling.
  • Bake at 350(F) for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.
  • For the glaze, in a bowl, combine powdered sugar, vanilla and milk. Stir until smooth and drizzle over each warm danish.



If you don't need so many danishes, just use one tube of crescent rolls and save the leftover cream cheese filling for another time. Just put it in a container with an airtight lid and store in the fridge for up to a week.


Calories: 337kcal | Carbohydrates: 39g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 19g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Cholesterol: 31mg | Sodium: 448mg | Potassium: 44mg | Sugar: 25g | Vitamin A: 375IU | Calcium: 32mg | Iron: 0.7mg