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Puff Pastry Valentine Cookies

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Ingredients

1/2 package (17.3-ounce size) puff pastry sheets (1 sheet)
3 tablespoons prepared caramel topping
3 tablespoons blanched, sliced almonds or shredded sweetened coconut

Instructions

Thaw pastry sheet at room temperature for 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Unfold pastry on lightly floured surface. Roll into 10-by-14-inch rectangle. Using a 3 1/2-inch heart-shaped cookie cutter, cut out 12 hearts. Place on baking sheet. Brush with caramel topping; sprinkle with almonds or coconut. Bake 10 minutes or until puffed and golden; cool on a wire rack.

Variations:

Ice Cream Hearts: Sprinkle unbaked hearts with 2 tablespoons granulated sugar. Bake 10 minutes or until puffed and golden; cool on a wire rack. Split pastries into 2 layers. Place a small scoop of ice cream in center of each bottom layer; cover with top half. Drizzle with melted chocolate, if desired.

Walnut-Orange Hearts: Sprinkle unbaked hearts with 3 tablespoons orange marmalade; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons chopped walnuts. Bake 10 minutes or until puffed and golden; cool on a wire rack.

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