Mother’s Day is just around the corner. Do you need a quick and easy recipe to make something for someone special like a grandmother? Or a fun” Dad and me” project to make for mom? This recipe for Cinnamon Pastry Hearts would be perfect for that. It is simple, kid friendly and oh so delicious! If your “someone special” has a sweet tooth, they will love these.
One of the great things about this recipe is that it is kid friendly so your kids can help out making these from step one to right to drizzling the glaze onto the pastry hearts. It is fun to bake with kids…might be a bit more of a mess to clean up, but it is fun to bake together.
When I first made this recipe, I didn’t use the cinnamon sugar. They were still delicious but adding the cinnamon sugar makes them even tastier! Just thaw out the dough and unfold one pastry sheet at a time. (Leave the other one in the refrigerator to stay chilled.) Gently unfold the pastry sheet, brush with water and sprinkle with the cinnamon sugar. To make the cinnamon sugar, just combine ¼ cup sugar and one tablespoon of ground cinnamon in a small bowl. This will make a little more than you will use but can store it for another time down the road. Maybe to sprinkle over chocolate chip pancakes or french toast?
Then fold in the longer sides up halfway towards the center. Brush with water again and sprinkle with more cinnamon sugar. Then fold in half and cut ½” slices. Place them on the prepared baking sheet about two to three inches apart. (I usually use these Artisan Silicone Baking Mats or parchment paper to cover my baking sheets for easy clean up.) When you place them on your baking sheet, put them on there so the cut side is facing up.
Then bake them at 400 degrees for 16-18 minutes. While they are baking, make the glaze which is also so easy to do. Just melt the butter and then add the powdered sugar and milk. Whisk together until well blended. If you prefer a thicker glaze, then just add more powdered sugar until you have the consistency you like. As soon as the pastry hearts are done baking, drizzle the glaze over each one. Doing this while the pastry hearts are warm helps the glaze stick better. And that’s it. Pretty easy, huh? I am sure any mom or grandmother would love them! And your kids will have fun making them. …and of course, eating them.
I hope you make these and enjoy them as much as we do. Warning: they are sooo good right out of the oven. So good you won’t want to keep any to give away! Really…like melt in your mouth good. I warned you…can’t say I didn’t!
If you are a mom, have a wonderful Mother’s Day! Enjoy your day and your beautiful kids! It really is a gift to be a mom. Happy Mother’s Day!
- 1 package Pepperidge Farms puff pastry sheets
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
- 2 tablespoons butter, melted
- 1½ cups powdered sugar
- 3 tablespoons milk
- Thaw pastry sheets, according to box directions.
- Preheat oven to 400 degrees.
- Place parchment paper or silicone mats on baking sheets.
- In a small bowl, mix together the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon to make the cinnamon sugar. Set aside.
- Gently unfold one of the pastry sheets. Leave the other one pastry sheet in the refrigerator until ready to use it so it stays chilled.
- Brush one side of pastry sheet with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Fold each longer side up half way towards the center. Brush with water and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Fold in half.
- Slice in ½ inch slices.
- Place them sliced side up on baking sheet about two inches apart from each other.
- Bake for 16-18 minutes.
- While they are baking, make the glaze by adding the powdered sugar and milk to the melted butter. Whisk until well blended. If you prefer the glaze to be thicker, add more powdered sugar until desired consistency.
- As soon as you take the pastry hearts out of the oven, drizzle the glaze over each pastry heart. Let them sit until the the glaze has set.
- Store covered for two to three days.
- Recipe makes about 20 pastry hearts.