Don’t flake: Keep a box or two in the freezer and you’ll always be ready for an impromptu cookie swap.
Puff Pastry Spiced Almond Wreaths
Chances are you have most of the ingredients to make these almond wreaths on hand already (since you can substitute any nut you like for the roasted salted almonds). Don’t skimp on the egg wash, though, it helps to hold the wreaths together and also gives them a golden sheen.
Get the recipe: Puff Pastry Spiced Almond Wreaths
Puff Pastry Salted Caramel Macaroons
Don’t be intimidated by the caramel sauce recipe included here. Caramel is one of those things like riding a bike: once you learn how, you’ll know forever. Just have your cream ready and don’t walk away from it. Caramel waits for no one!
Get the recipe: Puff Pastry Salted Caramel Macaroons
Puff Pastry Mexican Chocolate Sweethearts
We love the spicy, slightly bitter notes that cinnamon and coffee lend to cocoa powder. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could even add a pinch (up to ¼ teaspoon) of cayenne pepper to the spice mixture for cookies with a kick.
Get the recipe: Puff Pastry Mexican Chocolate Sweethearts
Puff Pastry Chocolate-Hazelnut Rugelach
If at any point during preparation, the puff pastry gets too soft and sticky, transfer it to a parchment-lined baking sheet and stick it in the fridge to firm up. If it’s too soft, the dough won’t rise nicely and you’ll lose those flaky layers.
Get the recipe: Puff Pastry Chocolate-Hazelnut Rugelach