How to make it

  • Let pastry stand at room temperature for 20 minutes or until easy to roll. Unfold pastry on a lightly floured surface. Roll into a 14-inch square.
  • Cut square in half with a fluted pastry wheel.
  • Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F
  • .
  • For filling:
  • crumble almond paste in a small mixing bowl. Add egg yolk, brown sugar, and milk.
  • Beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until well mixed. Spread filling over 1 pastry half *.
  • Place remaining pastry half on top of filling. Using the fluted pastry wheel, cut dough crosswise into fourteen 1-inch-wide strips.
  • Then cut each strip in half crosswise to make 28 pieces. Twist each piece twice. Place twists about 2 inches apart on cookie sheets lined with foil or parchment paper.
  • Brush twists with slightly beaten egg white. Sprinkle with sugar (coarse sugar if available).
  • Bake for 12 to 15 minutes or until golden. Transfer to wire racks to cool. Serve with Chocolate Dipping Sauce.
  • *Almond filling will be very stiff. To make spreading easier, drop a dollop of filling uniformly over pastry.
  • Spray a piece of waxed paper with non-stick cooking spray. Press almond paste evenly over entire dough.
  • Spray waxed paper as often as necessary to prevent filling from sticking.
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  • Chocolate Dipping Sauce:
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 6 (1.5-ounce) milk chocolate bars
  • 2 cups whipping cream
  • 1 egg yolk, beaten
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • In a saucepan stir together sugar, cornstarch and salt. Crumble candy bars in 1 at a time. Gradually stir in cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until chocolate is melted. Temper egg yolk with 1/2 cup of hot sauce. Add back to pot and cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Remove from heat. Stir in vanilla and pour into a serving bowl. Any remaining sauce can be poured into custard cups, refrigerated and served as pudding.
  • Yield: enough sauce for 28 cookies

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    rosemaryblue ate it and said...
    This is wonderful! Have had this except made into large swirl buns! Delicious.
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    henrie ate it and said...
    Way to go GF, you got me hungry LOL You got my 5 for the fabulous post. Have a Blessed Day
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    bluewaterandsand ate it and said...
    I have had this and we loved it!
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    tuilelaith ate it and said...
    This does sound great!
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