Cherry Danish Cookies

 These cookies taste like you are eating a Cherry Danish.  So, I guess that means you can eat them for breakfast without any guilt!  Our families loved them.  These cookies are perfect for Valentine’s Day or a yummy cherry dessert on President’s Day.  This recipe is adapted from Jamhands.

Serves: 40

Cherry Danish Cookies

20 minPrep Time

10 minCook Time

30 minTotal Time

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  • 1 cup butter (softened)
  • 1 (8 ounce) cream cheese (room temp)
  • 1 Tablespoon milk
  • 1 Tablespoon sugar
  • 1 egg (yolk only)
  • 1 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 (30 ounce) can cherry pie filling
  • Glaze:
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees
  2. Cookies:
  3. Beat butter, cream cheese, milk and sugar together.  
  4. Then add egg yolk. Stir flour and baking powder into butter mixture to make a stiff dough. Works best if chilled overnight or for a few hours.
  5. Roll out dough 1/4" thick. Cut into circles with a 2 inch round cookie cutter.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet 1" apart.  Make an indent in each cookie with your thumb and fill with 1 teaspoon of cherry pie filling.
  7. Bake 10-12 minutes.  Cool completely.
  8. Glaze:
  9. Mix powdered sugar and milk. If it's too runny add more powdered sugar.  If too thick, add a little milk. Mix until smooth.  
  10. Put glaze in a sandwich baggie with the corner snipped off.  Pipe the glaze onto the top of each cookie.

Adapted from: Jamhands

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20 Responses to “Cherry Danish Cookies”

    • Hi Linda, just press each cookie to make a little indent. You don't want to push hard and break through the dough to the cookie sheet. A teaspoon of cherry pie filling isn't very much. Maybe 2 cherries max and some cherry gel. Hope it all goes well! Merry Christmas!

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