Puff pastry might be the most underrated item in our freezer. It goes sweet or savory and is a savior during the holiday season when you’re called upon to whip up tarts, quiches, and cookies at a moment’s notice. Take these almond wreaths: chances are you have most of the ingredients on hand (and you can substitute any nut you like for the roasted salted almonds). Don’t skimp on the egg wash, it helps to hold the wreaths together but also gives them a golden sheen. Be sure to let the cookies cool completely before packaging: if you wrap them up warm they can steam and get soggy.