These cookies are so easy and delicious. They look like they would be hard to make . We hear the word Puff Pastry or French Pastry and think ” Oh God No Its Gonna Take Hours”. But one shortcut saves the day. STORE BOUGHT PUFF PASTRY. Yep sometimes alittle help does wonders!
These cookies are perfect for the Holidays. Why not add something new to your cookie list or omit one of the classic you do every year.
1 box store bought Puff Pastry
1/4 cup sugar plus 2 tablespoons separate
1/4 cup chopped nuts (pecans or walnuts)
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon nutmeg
1 tablespoon water
Working one at a time .
In a bowl add sugar, nuts, spices. Mix,set aside. In another bowl whisk egg and water . Set aside. On your work surface sprinkle 2 tablespoons sugar. Take puff pastry opened and lay flat on sugar .press gently. In the center place 2 tablespoons of filling. Then fold the sides in one by one leaving a 1/4 inch gap. Brush the folded sides with egg wash . Then place more filling just on one side . Fold over the side without filling press gently onto the other piece.
Cut 1/4 in . Place on parchment paper baking sheets about 2inches apart.
Then do everything again for the second sheet of puff pastry. So the one thing you need more of is the 2 tablespoons sugar. I like to clean my space and start with new sugar. The filling and egg wash is enough no need to make more .
Bake 400° for about 15-17 Minutes.
Let rest on pan a minute or two.
Place on rack to cool.
These beauties keep in an air tight container….but to be honest they are so easy they can be done the day of !
Recipe adapted from YouTubevideo by Diana DeLa Fuente . Follow her she is Great .