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Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

I have a thing for sweets and cream cheese, I don’t know why, but they are 2 of my favorites. But when you add Strawberries, cream cheese and danish, you will be my friend for forever. While I try to not overindulge it is hard when these delicious Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish are in the house I have a hard time eating just one or two. Thankfully the recipe only yields 8, so I can resist some of the temptation. These are perfect for brunch, breakfast, or anytime in between! Whip up a batch of these yummy treats today!

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes
Yields 8

Ingredients

8 ounces cream cheese, softened
1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder*
2 tablespoon granulated sugar
1 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/8 -1/4 cup flour (for work surface)
1 cup strawberries, diced
17.3 ounce package puff pastry, thawed
½ cup chocolate chips
1 egg
1 tablespoon water

Directions:

Prepare baking sheet with parchment paper.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Danish
In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, vanilla, sugar, and cocoa until light and fluffy.

Mix Chocolate for Danish Well
Flour work surface and unfold the puff pasty.

Using your fingertips, gently seal the creased lines; use a rolling pin, carefully, if necessary.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
Use a 3” cookie cutter to cut out 9 hearts.

Repeat steps 4-6 with the remaining sheet of puff pastry.

Place hearts onto baking sheet.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
Using a sharp knife, gently score a heart shape about ¼ inch inside each puff pastry heart.

Using a fork, poke inside each each of the hearts twice.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
In a small bowl, mix together egg and water until combined.

Brush the border of each heart with egg mixture.

Bake for 10 minutes.

Remove from the oven. Using a fork, poke the inside heart around the border.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
Spread cream cheese mixture into each heart, keeping inside the border (Use a piping bag for less mess, or a decorator like this one!

Place some diced strawberries onto each pastry.

Strawberry Cream Cheese Danish
Bake for 4 minutes or until golden brown.

Allow to cool on pan for 5 minutes.

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Danish
Melt chocolate chips and drizzle over danishes 0r if you prefer to use a tool check out my must have tool for all of my cookies to use with frosting, decorating and more with the Wilton Dessert Decorator Plus.

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes
Yield: 8 servings

Mini Chocolate Covered Strawberry Cream Cheese Danishes

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Cooling Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes

Yields 8

Ingredients

  • 8 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 heaping tablespoon cocoa powder*
  • 2 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/8 -1/4 cup flour, for work surface
  • 1 cup strawberries, diced
  • 17.3 ounce package puff pastry, thawed
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tablespoon water