What's Cookin' Wednesday: Homemade Cheese Danishes

Happy Wednesday, friends!
Confession time:
I love Pinterest.
I love hunting for treasures and finding just the right thing to try, to make, to taste. 
I also like perusing my home feed, checking out things I would maybe never think to search for.
What a wonderful world!

Today's "What's Cookin' Wednesday" recipe is pin-spired:
Homemade Cheese Danishes
Your mouth is watering just looking at the picture, isn't it? :)
I knowwwww!
So good.

Ok, let's get these danishes off the screen and into your belly.
The original recipe came from foodlush
I read all of the comments and, taking their suggestions into account, modified the recipe. The end result was PERFECT!

  • 2 cans of crescent rolls
  • 1 8oz package of cream cheese at room temp.
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 3/4 tsp vanilla
  • 1 T sour cream
  • 1 cup confectioner's sugar
  • 2 T milk
  • 2 T softened butter

  1. Preheat the oven to 350.
  2. Open the crescent rolls carefully to avoid unrolling or tearing the dough. You'll need to leave it in it's cylindrical shape. Slice the dough into pieces about 1/2 inch thick (as though you're slicing cookie dough). Place the slices on a cookie sheet and press the center in to make an indentation for the cream cheese filling.
  3. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cream cheese, white sugar, lemon juice, vanilla and sour cream. Add a dollop of the mixture to the indentation you made in each circle of dough. I find that about a T works well, but you can use as little or as much as you like. If you like fruit with your danish, you can also add it to the rolls before the cream cheese mixture. (I like cherry pie filling or blackberry preserves, personally.) Bake for 15 - 20 minutes.
  4. While the danish are baking, you can make a quick royal icing to drizzle over the tops. Mix together the confectioner's sugar, milk and butter in a small bowl. You can use a spoon to drizzle it over the tops of the danish, or you can put it into a small zip-top bag and snip of the corner for an easy "piping bag." Take the danishes out of the oven and allow them to cool for 10-15 minutes before icing.
Voila! That's it! Homemade ooey-gooey cheese danish goodness in less than an hour! My hubby and I have been eating these every day (no, we did not share). They reheat really well - 11 seconds in the microwave and they are finger-licking good! I plan to bring them to my next MOPS meeting - I'm sure they'll be a big hit!

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