I am such an advocate for homemade gifts, whether it’s homemade earrings, mittens, a painting or something from the kitchen. I don’t know how to make jewelry – except for friendship bracelets from string – or knit, so gifts from the kitchen is my jive! These puff pastry men make great gifts. Stick ’em in a box with tissue paper or an adorable holiday bag.
I stumbled on the idea to make puff pastry men in an online UK magazine, Delicious Magazine. This online magazine so cute! I think I’ll frequent it more often.
Puff pastry men is my spin on the iconic gingerbread men. I’m getting flirty with it! I had extra puff pastry and used a biscuit cutter to make additional square shapes. I call them pillows. Pillows for those cute and crispy puff pastry men…why not, right?
Melted dark chocolate
Melted white chocolate
Dolce de Leche
Is your mouth watering yet?
Puff Pastry Men and Pillows
Inspired from this recipe
– Puff pastry, thawed
– Granulated sugar
– Cinnamon glaze for dipping or drizzling on top
To make the cinnamon glaze
– 1 cup confectioners sugar
– 2 Tbls 1% milk
– 1 tsp ground cinnamon
Combine all three ingredients in a bowl and stir until well combined and thick. If the glaze is too thin, add more confectioners sugar. If the glaze is too thick, add more milk.
To make the puff pastry men
Preheat oven to 430 degrees.
Roll out puff pastry on a floured surface. Cut out shapes with a cookie cutter in your chosen shape(s). Place on a baking sheet. Sprinkle the shapes with the granulated sugar.
Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from oven, cool slightly and drizzle on the cinnamon glaze, sprinkle with confectioners sugar or both! Enjoy with a cup of hot cocoa!