For this classic, we had morning buns on our minds and added orange zest and cinnamon to the sugar.

Martha Stewart Living, December 2016


Credit: Aaron Dyer

Recipe Summary

30 mins
1 hr 40 mins
Makes about 2 dozen


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Instructions Checklist
  • In a small bowl, combinesugar, cinnamon, and zest.Sprinkle half of mixtureon a clean work surface.

  • Place puff pastry ontop; sprinkle with remainingmixture. Gently rollout to a 1/8-inch-thick rectangle,pressing sugar intodough. Lightly draw a linedown center of rectangle.Starting from edges, folddough halfway towardcenter, then fold edgesagain to reach center.(Folds should look like anopen book.) Fold onehalf over other half (as ifclosing the book). Wrapin plastic and freeze untilvery firm but not frozen,about 20 minutes.

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees.Cut dough crosswise into1/2-inch-thick slices. Workingin batches, arrangeslices 2 inches apart on anungreased baking sheet.Flatten each cookie withthe heel of your hand toabout 1/4 inch thick.

  • Bake cookies, one sheetat a time, until deep goldenon underside, about 10minutes. Carefully flip eachcookie with a metal spatula;continue baking until crisp, about 8 minutesmore. Transfer cookies onsheet to a wire rack; whilecookies are still warm,loosen with spatula to preventsticking. Let coolcompletely. Cookies canbe stored in an airtightcontainer at room temperatureup to 1 day.