Easy Puffy Linzer Claws

Total Time
55mins
Prep
30 mins
Cook
25 mins

Found this recipe in a Better Homes & Garden Holiday Baking Magazine. Tried them as they are easy and look as good as they taste. I doubled the recipe and glad I did as my family wolfed them up! I used splenda and splenda brown sugar for them. You use both sheets of the puff pastry.

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Ingredients

Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper. In a bowl beat 1 egg white and almond paste with an electric mixer on medium speed until bombined well. Add granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla; beat for 1 minute or until smoooth.
  2. On a lightly floured surface unfold each sheet of pastry. Roll pastry into a 12 X 10 inch rectangle. Cut each rectangle into six 5 X 4 inch rectangles. Spoon 1 rounded tablespoon of the almond mixture onto each retangle, spreading slightly. Top each with 2 teaspoons of the jam. Moisten outside edge of pastry with water. Fold each rectangle in half lengthwise to make a 5 X 2 inch pastry; press edges well to seal.
  3. Place pastries on the prepared baking sheet. Using a sharp knife or kitchen scissors, cut five 1/2 inch slits along the sealed outside. Curve each pastry slightly with the slits on the outside. Brush with 1 lightly beaten egg white and sprinkle with almonds.
  4. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until golden. Cool on baking sheet on a wire rack. Enjoy!