Cherry Danish Cookies

These Cherry Danish Cookies are easy to make and taste like little cherry pies, but better, because the cookie is so sweet and delicious. If you are a cherry fan, this is definitely a recipe you will want to try.

 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.

what other pie filling could you make this recipe with?

I love cherries. Especially in the summer time, there is no better fruit. I love when they pop in my mouth and how sweet and delicious they taste.

If you are looking for a simple and delicious cherry recipe, this is definitely one you need to try. If you don’t like cherries, or can’t eat them for some reason, don’t panic, you can easily substitute them for another pie filling.

Here ar a few that we recommend:

  • Strawberry Pie Filling
  • Apple Pie Filling
  • Raspberry Pie Filling
  • Blueberry Pie Filling
  • Rhubarb Pie Filling

Really any favorite pie filling would work for this recipe. You could also use fresh fruit if you are looking for a lower sugar, option.

do these cookies freeze well?

These cookies do freeze well. However, we do not recommend stacking them. We also recommend placing them in an airtight container, or a large ziplock bag, with all the air sucked out of it.

These will be good in the freezer for about 2-4 weeks.

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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.



1208 cal


48 g


157 g


34 g
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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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