A super-easy holiday pastry that just might beat out those plain ol' sugar cookies
What do you get if you combine jam and puff pastry dough at your holiday table? This playful Christmas pastry — which is the perfect nibble to serve with coffee or after-dinner drinks.
I have always had a fondness for jam-filled pastries, and that probably has a lot to do with where I come from: 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.
In my latest installment of recreating a classic, I came up with 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.
These are really easy to make, so long as you follow my very simple process and photo instructions.
Have fun and enjoy!
Step 1: Cut the puff pastry
Step 2: Score L-shaped cuts at the corners of each piece of pastry
Step 3: Place jam onto the middle of each piece of pastry