Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Easy Cheese Danishes

Oh my - you are going to love these!

Especially if you are a cream cheese lover like I am!

Crescent rolls are my #2 favorite ingredient...right after cream cheese.

Combine the two and I'm in love for sure.

After seeing this inviting recipe from Brandie at The Country Cook I was dreaming about these...wanting to try them for a couple of weeks...

{Please stop by and pay Brandie a visit.  She is an awesome cook and loves simple and delicious recipes just like I do. She's an all-around sweet southern gal - and has a great photo tutorial at the link above for this simple recipe.}

but knew I'd scarf them all down myself, so I waited for the right opportunity when I could share.

My daughter in love, Lyn, who loves cream cheese as much as I do was here, so I whipped up half a batch, and we devoured all 4 of them. 

It was such a breeze for both of us! *-*

It wasn't long, and Lyn had made them a few times for her family! And....she experimented by spreading with peanut butter and sprinkling chocolate chips on it before rolling them up.

HOW COULD YOU NOT LLLOOOOOOVE THEM???

These melt in your mouth and are quick to fix.  Enjoy them for breakfast, or for a snack. The whole recipe can be easily halved.

You can even dress them up with fruit filling if you so choose.

Your family will love you for sure.

Brandie also has a recipe for Shortcut Apple Danish too. Check it out...

EASY CHEESE DANISHES

Danish:
2 tubes crescent rolls (8 in each)
1 (8 ozs) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1/4 c. white sugar
(I used splenda)
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 Tb. butter, melted
8 Tb. light brown sugar
Glaze:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
4 tsp. milk
Preheat oven to 350. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.

In medium bowl, combine softened cream cheese with sugar and vanilla. Mixture should be creamy and smooth when finished.

(I have to confess I was in such a hurry I didn't blend it thoroughly =)

Separate dough into 8 rectangles.  Seal performations. Using a brush or spoon, spread melted butter evenly over crescent rolls.  Sprinkle each rectangle with about 1 Tb. brown sugar.

Roll up from long side; pinch edges to seal. Holding one end, loosely coil each. Now  spread out the dough with your fingers to make room for the filling in the center...
making it as large as possible to hold more filling. 

Place on prepared cookie sheet. Top each coil with about 2 TB. of cream cheese filling. Bake 15 - 18 minutes, or until golden brown.

Mix glaze ingredients in small bowl; stir until smooth and drizzle over each warm danish. (We enjoyed them without glaze).

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