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5 from 4 votes

Quick and Easy Puff Pastry Almond Cookies

Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time18 mins
Total Time28 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Taiwanese
Servings: 24 cookies
Calories: 97kcal
Author: Edwina

Ingredients

  • 1 sheet of store bought puff pastry
  • 15 g egg white 1 tbsp
  • 75 g confectioners' sugar ⅔ cup, plus more for dusting
  • lemon zest from 1 lemon
  • ½ tsp lemon juice
  • ½ cup raw almond slices or enough to cover the surface of puff pastry

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F (180°C)
  • Take the puff pastry out from the freezer to let it thaw a little bit.
  • Meanwhile, whisk egg white, confectioners' sugar, lemon zest, and lemon juice together and set it aside.
  • Place the puff pastry sheet on a cutting board, unfolding it immediately after it has thawed enough that you are able to separate them. Dust off some excess flour on the puff pastry.
  • Use a spatula or the back of a spoon to apply the egg white mixture on the puff pastry sheet.
  • Evenly top the entire puff pastry sheet with almond slices.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the puff pastry sheet into 24 rectangular pieces (or any shape you like!) and place them on a lined baking sheet with some space between each piece.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes or until it's all puff up and golden brown.
  • Dust with some confectioners' sugar if desired.

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Notes

It's very important that your puff pastry sheet has to remain half frozen when you cut it and when you put it in the oven.  If it becomes too soft and difficult to lift up with your hand, that means it has been sitting at room temperature for too long.  If that happens, simply put it back in the freezer for 15 - 20 to firm up.   

Nutrition

Calories: 97kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 41mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 3g | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 14mg | Iron: 1mg