This Cream Cheese Santa Danish is a super simple and festive breakfast pastry that even the kids could help make!
I have a serious weakness for doughnuts and pastries. My husband would argue saying that these types of treats are meant for dessert, but I say NAY!
We will eat pastries for breakfast any day! Ok, maybe some fruit and eggs served on the side too, but if I can’t live in a world where it’s socially acceptable to eat sugar for breakfast, than this is no world I want to live in.
That’s a bit dramatic. Just look at how cute these Santa pastries are though!
After I made these Easter Bunny Danishes, I figured Christmas deserved it’s own special breakfast pastry.
My daughter helped me come up with this design, and I’m so proud of her creativity. Chip off the ol’ block, if I do say so myself. 😉
All you need is a handful of ingredients, including some Pillsbury crescent rolls. Two triangles are used to make Santa’s face and hat, then a rolled up crescent roll is used to make the little pom pom on the end of his hat.
The cream cheese mixture makes a perfect snowy beard and fuzzy hat!
The eyes and nose are just M&M’s. I made a few with the eyes and nose on before baking and the colors from the candies ended up smudging all over. So it’s best to bake them without the candies and then place them on right after the danishes get out of the oven.
These super cute Santa danishes are a tasty way to enjoy Christmas morning!
What are your Christmas morning breakfast traditions?
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