Currant and Walnut Pastry Cookies

Currant and Walnut Pastry Cookies
Recipe by Dragon

Well, I know I said that I was going to take a break from sweets but, who am I kidding. I love sweets! These cookies are too good to keep to myself. That's how much I love all of you. :)

These little jewels taste like tiny cinnamon buns; sweet, rich and flaky. Enjoy!

Makes: 20 cookies

Ingredients:
1/3 cup dried currants
2 tablespoons brandy
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
1/3 cup toasted walnuts, chopped
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons applesauce
1 sheet puff pastry, thawed (10x10 inches)
1 egg, combined with 1 teaspoon of water to create an egg wash
Course sugar, to garnish

Directions:

1. In a small saucepan over low heat, combine the brandy and dried currants. When the brandy is warmed, remove the pan from the heat and allow the currants to soak up the brandy for about 20 minutes.

2. Combine the brown sugar, currants, walnuts, cinnamon, salt and applesauce. Mix well.

3. Unroll the puff pastry onto a piece of parchment paper. Brush the surface with the egg wash to cover. Reserve remaining egg wash.

4. Spread the filling evenly over the surface of the puff pastry, leaving a 1/4 inch border all around. Starting at one edge, tightly roll the puff pastry up in a jellyroll fashion. Wrap the roll in the parchment paper and freeze for 30 minutes.

5. Preheat oven to 375. Using a serrated knife, carefully slice the puff pastry roll crosswise into 1/2-inch thick slices. Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet. Brush the tops of the cookies with reserved egg wash. Sprinkle tops with some course sugar.

6. Place the baking sheet in the center of the oven. Bake for 20-25 minutes or until the pastry is golden brown. Leave the cookies on the baking sheet for two minutes before transferring them to a wire rack to cool completely.

19 comments:

Vera said...

These do look like jewels! So pretty!

Happy cook said...

WOw super delicious.

mesa para 4 said...

Delicious cookies...so pretty...abra├žo

Peter M said...

Ah yes, so glad that cinnamon's in here...perfect!

Lore said...

Walnuts, currants and puff pastry? Where can I come over? Yummy!

Bunny said...

I'm so glad you shared! These are lovely little gems!

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Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

They looks really delicious!

Cheers,

Rosa

mikky said...

wow... they look amazing!!! thanks for sharing this... :)

Nina's Cooking 4 Fun said...

Thank you for the visit! Let's share,
I give you some of my Peanut Butter Cookies and you give me some of this delicious Pastry Roll! He,he,he...
Thank you,
Nina

Hyperion said...

These look like totally awesome cinnamon rolls!

Dawn said...

:::sigh:::
These look FABULOUS!

Dee said...

Oh, these look fabulous! I tried making these little puff pastry danishes sometime ago, but my whirls unfurled half way through baking. I see now that I should have frozen them again. Thank you very much for that tip, and a much better recipe than mine (brandy - yum!).

Dragon said...

vera: Thanks!

happy: Thanks!

mesa: obrigada!

peter: Cinnamon really makes this cookie.

lore: Come over anytime. :)

bunny: I'd always share with you. :)

rosa: Thanks!

mikky: Anytime!

Nina: Deal!

Hyperion: Thanks, Babe!

Dawn: Sigh. :)

Dee: Glad I can help. Give them another chance.

Jude said...

Nice combo -- almost like mini cinnamon rolls!

Jeanne said...

Oh WOW! These look so tempting, and besides, how can any recipe featuring booze and flaky pastry be bad??

EAT! said...

I need to keep a supply of puff pastry in my freezer. It is just so versatile!!

Happy cook said...

I made these cookies and they came out so delicious and yummy. And it was so easy to make.
CHeck out here http://mykitchentreasures.blogspot.com/2009/03/currant-and-walnut-pastry-cookies.html

Dazy said...

Delicious looking and delicious tasting and quite simple to make! I've never tried this before. This is pure delight and I'm sure to make them again. Keeps me pushing into the kitchen.

 
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