Raspberry Jam Filled Puff Pastries – A super easy holiday pastry filled with raspberry jam, and shaped into edible Christmas gifts!
The cutenessssss! Don’t you love these? ‘Cause I sure DO!
Could I BE any more excited to tell you about pastries shaped like Christmas gifts? (<—-read it in the voice of Chandler Bing) No, I definitely cannot.
But. HI! HEY! HELLO! How are you? Happy Christmas Eve Eve! Are you out and about, still? Or are you wrapping up the presents? Can you take a break, grab a coffee, and come chat with me? It’s always worth it, I promise!
I’m fairly certain that your recipe box is filled with Holiday cookie recipes, I know, but aren’t you loving this playful pastry? Ain’t it adorable? Does it not remind you of the perfect nibble to serve with coffee or even drinks?
…and that probably has a lot to do with where I come from, my beautiful Macedonia. Around the holidays, we are all about the “kolači” (kolacky) and less about the classical sugar cookie. In fact, I don’t think we even have a recipe for sugar cookies.
Thus, in my latest installment of recreating a classic, I made this super-easy puff pastry cookie, which involves frozen puff pastry dough and jam. That’s it. Aaaand an egg wash, plus a sprinkle of powdered sugar for looks. Aaaand a bit of cutting around to make it look like a bow , or even a holy cross, according to my dad.
Here’s what; so long as you follow my very simple process, these puff pastries will come together in no time. Follow the photo instructions and you should be on your merry way to a merry cookie on a very Merry Christmas! 😀
TA-DAHM! Nothin’ to it! 😉
- 1 puff pastry sheet , 2 per box (can be found in the frozen section)
- 4 tablespoons strawberry jam
- 1 egg
- 1 tablespoon water
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper or Silpat.
- Lay the frozen puff pastry sheet on a clean work surface and allow it to thaw for 10 minutes. Do not unfold the dough until it's thawed out, but make sure it is still cold when you do.
- Unfold the puff pastry and cut it into nine equal squares.
- With a sharp knife, score L-shaped cuts at the corners of each pastry square, as shown in the pictures above.
- Place about 1 teaspoon of jam onto the center of each puff pastry.
- Take the outer corner of each puff pastry and fold over into the middle. Do this with all four corners, shaping the folds into a bow.
- In a small bowl, beat the egg with 1 tablespoon of water and brush the edges of the pastries with a pastry brush.
- Bake for 13 to 14 minutes, or until they puff up and the edges are golden.
- Remove from the oven and transfer to a cooling rack.
- Dust with powdered sugar and serve.
WW SmartPoints: 6