Candy Cane Christmas Danish

Cream Cheese & Strawberry Candy Cane Christmas Danish

I’ve been doing a lot of baking this week and decided to try making a Candy Cane Christmas Danish. It turned out so good, that I am sharing the recipe with you! My all time favorite treat to get at Starbucks is their cream cheese danish. Well, this tastes like that but even better! This candy cane shaped, cream cheese and strawberry danish will be added to our Christmas morning breakfast, for sure! The recipe calls for only 5 ingredients and can be made in under 20 minutes! Grab all the details below. 

Crescent Dough Candy Cane Danish

How to make a Candy Cane Christmas Danish

This Candy Cane Christmas Danish is so easy to make and it will be a total hit for breakfast or a tasty treat. I love making dishes with crescent dough since it is so easy to grab and bake. For this recipe, roll out each piece of crescent dough and place the triangles on a silat lined, cookie sheet. Place each piece overlapping the next piece with the thin point of the triangle facing left. Once you get to the top of the cookie sheet, start turning the triangles to form the top of the candy cane. Pinch the pieces together where they are overlapping. Next, add the filling and a spoonful of jam to each triangle. Then wrap the pointed part of the crescent triangle over the fillings and pinch on to the other side. Pinch the bottom of the candy cane closed as well as the sides so the filling does not come out. 
 Cream Cheese and Strawberry Danish

Cream Cheese & Strawberry Candy Cane Christmas Danish

Candy Cane Christmas Danish

Yield: 4-6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Additional Time: 2 minutes
Total Time: 18 minutes

This is a great dish for Christmas morning. It's easy, fun and a delicious treat!


  • Crescent Roll Dough
  • 1/2 Stick of Cream Cheese
  • 4 Tablespoons of Powdered Sugar¬†
  • 4 Tablespoons of Strawberry Jelly
  • 1-1.5 Tablespoons of Milk


  1. Preheat oven to 375F
  2. Make Filling: Combine cream cheese and 2 tablespoons of powdered sugar.
  3. Roll out crescent dough on a silpat lined cookie sheet. Place triangle dough overlapping with the point of the triangle to the left. Press overlapping pieces together. Start at the bottom of cookie sheet working your way up. Once you get towards the top, start to turn the pieces to form the candy cane shape.
  4. Add a spoonful of filling and jam to each triangle.
  5. Wrap the pointed part of the triangle over the filling and press into the dough. Pinch the dough together on the sides so the filling stays inside.
  6. Bake for 10-11 minutes or until edges are lightly golden brown.
  7. Make Icing: Combine 2 Tablespoons of powdered sugar with milk.
  8. Drizzle icing on the candy cane danish. Enjoy!

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I hope you enjoy this tasty recipe and have a very Merry Christmas! xo, Bri

Cream Cheese & Strawberry Candy Cane Christmas Danish


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