And they turned out wonderfully!
Here's the recipe that I used....
Almond Cheese Danish
1 tube of crescent rolls
1 8oz pack of cream cheese (softened)
3 T of flour
1 cup sugar
1/2 t vanilla
1 t almond extract
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 t almond extract
4 T heavy cream
Almonds - optional
Preheat oven to 375
Spray a cookie sheet with non-stick spray
Unroll and lay out the crescent rolls on pan and press them together so that there are no openings. This makes a long rectangle shape.
In a medium bowl or a mixer, mix together the cream cheese, sugar, flour, vanilla and almond extract. I used a mixer, much easier process.
In big heaping spoonfuls, add the filling to the center of the crescent - spread to about 2 inches wide.
Cut 1/2 inch strips on the "wings" of the crescent at an angle. Then braid the strips over the filling and make sure that it fits snuggly over the filling on the sides. Correct tears by pressing together.
Baked for 20 minutes until golden. Cool for a few minutes and then put on wire rack.
Mix the Icing up. Drizzle over the danish. Top with almonds if you'd like to!
To wrap these bad boys...
You'll need a pack of turkey cooking bags from the grocery store, aluminum foil, ribbon, and a cardboard box. Cut the flaps of the cardboard box and wrap them in the foil. Place danish on foiled tray, put into bags, and tie with a pretty ribbon :) Voila! Done!