This mini cream cheese danish recipe is such an easy (and quick) breakfast or dessert recipe for your family. After making this for the first time, I plan to keep the ingredients on hand from here on out, especially when we  have guests over last minute! I know that my friends and family will love them (and yours definitely will too.)

When my sister and I were younger, my dad used to buy braided danishes from the store with a raspberry and cream cheese filling. They are one of my favorite breakfast treats and I still search for them any time I stop at a bakery or travel out of town (they don’t have them at our grocery store anymore, unfortunately!) They elicit a sense of nostalgia, reminding me of my sweet childhood, and they are also the perfect combination (according to me) of a sweet treat: raspberry, cream cheese and a buttery, flaky crust. Yes, please!

So when I had a little pregnancy craving for a danish and couldn’t find a fresh one anywhere, I decided to make my very own — but the quick and easy version. My husband isn’t the biggest fan of the raspberry & cream cheese combo, so I decided to make his with milk chocolate chips. (Next time I will add a chocolate glaze because I think they needed a little something more.) However, the raspberry and cream cheese mini-danishes were absolutely perfect. I devoured two and saved one for breakfast the next day. 😉

cream cheese danish raspberry chocolate chip breakfast dessert pastry


For the Danishes:

2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
2 Tbsp. Melted Butter

For the Filling:

8 oz. Cream Cheese
1 Tbsp. Butter
4 Tbsp. White Sugar
2 Tbsp. Light Brown Sugar
1 tsp. Vanilla
1/4 Cup Raspberry Preserves
Chocolate Chips (to taste)

For the Glaze:

2 Tbsp. milk
1/4 cup powdered sugar

cream cheese danish chocolate chip raspberry breakfast dessert


  1. Set oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Take crescent rolls out of can but do not unroll.
  3. On a cutting board, use a serrated knife to gently cut into 6 even slices – making a total of 12.
    cream cheese danish chocolate chip raspberry breakfast dessert
  4. Use your thumb to push down the center of each danish and spread out the dough. Create a ‘wall’ at the edge of each danish to prevent the filling from spilling out.cream cheese danish chocolate chip raspberry breakfast dessert
  5. Place dough on greased wax paper on baking sheet and brush each danish with melted butter.
  6. With electric mixer, cream the white sugar, cream cheese, brown sugar, vanilla and butter together.
  7. Fill all 12 danishes with cream cheese filling and add chocolate chips (to taste) to 4 of the danishes.
  8. Bake in the oven for approximately 10 minutes. Pull out danishes and add raspberry preserves to 4 of the plain danishes. Place back in oven for an additional 5 minutes (or until golden brown.)
  9. Drizzle with glaze and serve warm. Enjoy!

The beauty of these danishes is that they are incredibly versatile; you can add any variety of jam or preserves that you like. You can even use a cherry pie or apple filling. I hope that you enjoy these mini-danishes as much as I do!

cream cheese danish chocolate chip raspberry breakfast dessert

With Grace,


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