There is a brand of cookies that sells heart shaped cookies made of puff pastry. Sprinkled with sugar, these were quite the rage. I decided to try my hand at them with ready made puff pastry. If you want to make them from scratch, there is an easy to do puff pastry recipe here. I use this quite often, but chill the butter just a bit (because our room temperature is not the same as room temperature in the recipe’s country of origin)
There is puff pastry available in my neighborhood super market and I buy it sometimes to try various bakes. I want to attempt a pot pie with puff pastry as the topping next.
These are good as a quick snack to serve with tea/ coffee, if you have last minute guests, or even as a valentine treat (since the great festival of love is almost upon us)
Sweet Heart Cookies (Makes about 20)
10x 8 rectangle of Puff pastry (depends on the size of the sheet that is available. I used half of the sheet I get in a roll)
2 tablespoons Granulated white sugar
2 tablespoons Milk
Spread out the puff pastry on a piece of aluminum foil or butter paper, smoothen it with your hands.
Roll the left part inwards to the right, and the right part towards the left. It should look like a pair of binoculars.
Slice the rolled up dough into ¼ inch slices using a sharp knife and lay them flat on a baking tray lined with aluminum foil.
Brush all the cookies with the milk and sprinkle the granulated sugar.
Bake in an oven preheated to 180 degrees celsius for 12-13 minutes or till they are golden brown. Cool before serving
These cookies taste best fresh. Store in an airtight container if keeping.
They can also be dipped in melted chocolate for a more indulgent treat.