Chocolate Stuffed Cookies - Vegan Christmas Cookies
Chocolate Stuffed Cookies are really easy to make with rich chocolate folded on the inside.
puff pastry sheets
- 2 come a box and there are many vegan varieties
finely chopped walnuts
semi-sweet chocolate chips
organic powdered sugar
- for sprinkling on the cookies
One sheet of puff pastry makes 48 cookies.
If you want to make 96 cookies double all of the ingredients but still only buy one box of the pastry sheets.
Mix the melted butter, Grand Marnier and walnuts together and set aside. This will be your walnut mixture.
Take one pastry sheet out of the freezer package to defrost for about 20 minutes.
Put the other sheet back in the freezer to use another time.
Divide the sheet into thirds which is very easy to do because you just separate them at their natural creases.
On a lightly floured surface roll out one of the thirds pastry sheet to a rectangle shape that measures 4" x 16".
Cut down the center of that sheet, lengthwise.
Now cut down then center, across those two sheets and then cut those sheets every 2". Here is the photo so you can visually see what I mean. There will be 16 2" squares.
So, you can see that you will get 48 little squares with all three sheets. I work one sheet at a time though. This way the dough keeps pliable.
Now on the little squares. Put 5 chocolate chips and a little pinch of the walnut mixture in the center of each square
Lay an ungreased cookie sheet next to your squares as you work on this next step.
You are going to make little sacks (purses).
At each square - pick up the opposite corner of the square and pull up to meet at the center.
Do this with the other opposite corners so that you have all four corners at the top.
Pinch together and twist a bit for a seal.
At this same time push pinch and push down the top edges so the make a little contained pouch.
Set on the ungreased
as you finish each sack/purse.
Bake at 425 degrees Fahrenheit for 10 to 12 minutes.
Let cool on a rack.
Sprinkle with powdered sugar and you have very special and festive little cookies.
Package in rigid sided containers as defined in my article How to Prepare Food for the Freezer.
TO PREPARE AFTER FREEZING:
Remove from the freezer and just set out. They defrost in no time.