Thursday, January 21, 2010

Danish Snowmen

Once again, my creativity compelled me to the kitchen today. Normally I wouldn't post two similar crafts back to back, but I promise this one is worth it. I made a brunch/lunch for the two younger kids and myself today, eggs, bacon, toast, and orange juice, and afterwards my sweet tooth was acting up again (darn thing!). I wanted to make something that was easy and fun for the kids using ingredients I had on hand. I came up with these adorable little danish snowmen. Aren't they cute?

Here's the low-down.

Danish Snowmen

2 packages refrigerated crescent rolls
1 8oz block cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 Tbsp vanilla extract
mini chocolate chips or halved raisins

1/3 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tsp milk

Open your packages of refrigerated crescent rolls. Keeping them rolled, slice through the center perforations of both rolls, making 4 halves. Cut in half again (making 8), and then each of the 8 into equal third rounds. You should now have 24 crescent rounds.
Lightly grease two cookie sheets (or use baking paper if you have it -- I did) and preheat oven to 350 F.
Arrange rounds on cookie sheet, stacking two touching each other to form snowman bodies leaving 2" between each snowman to give them room to "grow."
With your thumb, press out a hollow circle in the center of each round.

In a medium bowl, blend your cream cheese with 1/2 cup powdered sugar and vanilla until smooth and creamy. Taste, add more sugar if needed to reach desired sweetness.
With a small spoon, fill the hollows with cream cheese mixture.
Decorate with mini chocolate chips or halved raisins to make snowman faces and buttons.

Bake at 350 F for 10-15 minutes, until the bottom edges turn golden brown. Remove from oven to cool.

In a small bowl, sift 1/3 cup powdered suger. Add milk very gradually, stirring well with a small spoon until you reach a glaze consistency (this is one case where it's better to be too thick than too thin!). Drizzle glaze with spoon over each still-warm snowman.

Allow to cool completely for 1-2 hours.
Makes 12 snowmen.

Have you ever seen anything so darling and delicious in all your life? My family couldn't get enough of them! So yummy! I do recommend that you do everything in your power to resist the temptation to eat them while they're still warm! As in the case with cheesecake or any other cream cheese based dessert, it tastes so much better when cooled. If you cave, not to worry. There's eleven of his friends just waiting to join him.


  1. They're really cute! I wonder if you can make them with regular homemade buttermilk biscuits. (We don't have biscuits in a can here.) At any rate, I want to give this recipe a try, too.

  2. I don't see why not. They'll probably taste a little different, but they may be just as good. If you find a recipe for croissants, you might want to try that as well. Crescent rolls are just mini croissants anyway.

  3. You know, I bet any sweetbread recipe would also work well. Let me know if you decide to try any of them out!


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