Whenever I go into a bakery, one of my first choices is a cheese danish. I would choose these over a doughnut any day! I am such a fan of anything made with cream cheese!
These mini (bite size) cheese danishes really hit the spot! The sweetened cream cheese filling is wrapped in flaky pastry and drizzled with sweet icing. They are so tiny that you can get the great taste of a cheese danish without going off your diet!
They are cute and look like I spent hours making them. Not so. I buy the ready made Puff Pastry dough from the freezer section at the grocery store. They take just a few minutes to put together and WOW! They look amazing! These are a perfect little bite size treat for any kind of a party. Especially a shower! Women like this kind of stuff! In fact, my husband would call these “chick food!”
Whatever you call them, they are delicious!
I started by thawing the pastry sheet according to the directions on the package. When it was softened, I cut it into 16 squares.
Then, I carefully laid them onto a parchment lined baking sheet.
4 oz. cream cheese, softened
2 T. sugar
1/2 t. vanilla
1 t. flour
Beat the cream cheese, sugar and flour until creamy. Mix in vanilla.
Put a dollop of the cream cheese mixture in the center of each square (about a teaspoon) and bring up the corners to partially cover the cream cheese. See photo below.
Before baking them, I like to brush them with an egg wash (1 egg beaten with 1 T. water.) This helps to keep them glossy and pretty!
Bake at 400° about 12 – 14 minutes or until puffed and golden. Remove to wire racks to cool.
Drizzle with icing:
1/2 c. powdered sugar
1/4 t. vanilla extract
a few drops of milk (enough to make a smooth consistency)
Drizzle over cooled danishes!