Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

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Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

What could be more important then a little something to eat?

We are with Pooh on this one because these Winnie the Pooh Cream Puffs look delicious!! They are made of a light airy pastry paired with a  crispy cookie shell and delicate, sweet filling. Plus they are super adorable and easy to make!

INGREDIENTS:

  • For Cookie Crust:
    • 1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened
    • 1/3 cup of light brown sugar
    • 1/2 cup of all-purpose flour
  • For Cream Puff Pastry:
    • 1 cup of water
    • 8 tbsp of unsalted butter
    • 1/4 tsp of salt
    • 1 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
    • 4 eggs
  • For Honey Whipped Cream & Decorations:
    • 2 cups of heavy cream
    • 3 tbsp of honey
    • 1 tsp of vanilla extract
    • Yellow gel food coloring
    • 2 tbsp of dark chocolate chips, melted
  • Materials:
    • Parchment paper
    • Circle cookie cutter
    • Piping bags
    • Scissors
    • Round piping tips (#1A and #8)
    • Toothpicks

INSTRUCTIONS:

  • Let’s start with the cookie crust. Mix the unsalted butter and light brown sugar until combined. Than add the all-purpose flour and mix until crumbled dough forms.
  • Transfer the dough to a working surface and knead it together until a solid round of dough forms. Then place it in between 2 pieces of parchment paper and roll flat.
  • Cut circles using the cookie cutter (around 16). Let the dough cool in the refrigerator.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Preheat the oven to 425F and line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper or baking mats.
  • To make the cream puff pastry, combine water, butter and salt in a medium saucepan and heat until the butter has melted and then bring it to a rolling boil.
  • Remove the pan from the heat and add the flour all at once, stirring vigorously.
  • Return the pan to the stove and cook over medium heat, keep stirring until the mix is smooth. After this, you should be able to form a ball of dough.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Remove the pan from the heat and let it cool for about 10 minutes.
  • Transfer the mixture to a stand mixer and beat in the eggs, 1 at a time.
  • Add the batter to a piping bag and pipe 2″ circles onto the prepared baking sheets. Make sure to space them out about 3-4″ apart so they have room to expand.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Take the cookie crust dough out from the fridge and place each circle gently on top of the piped cream puffs. This will allow the cookie to become a crust.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Bake the pastries for 20-25 minutes or until they’re a medium golden brown. Remember to not open the oven while they’re baking or they may deflate!

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Remove the puffs from the oven and place them on a rack to cool.
  • Now to make the honey whipped cream filling, pour the cream into a mixing bowl and begin to whip it on high speed with a whisk attachment for about 5 minutes.
  • Add the honey, vanilla and a couple drops of yellow food coloring and mix it on low speed until it’s just incorporated.
  • Fill a pastry bag with your filling, then carefully slice off the top of each cream puff and fill the center using a large, round pipping tip (#1A) inserted into the pastry bag.
  • Fill each until a round mount forms that’s the shape of Pooh’s head.
  • Use another pastry bag fitted with a smaller round tip (#8) and pipe 2 ears on the top of his head and 2 feet on the bottom. Then place the top layer of pastry onto Pooh’s head.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

  • Using the melted dark chocolate chips, draw Pooh’s facial features with a toothpick.

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

Enjoy!

Credit: Disney Family

 

 

Winnie The Pooh Cream Puffs Are Unbearably Cute!

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