Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb
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Easy Petit Fours Recipe

These are easy to prepare fun looking French sweet petit fours. You can make these for any festivities such as Christmas, new year, easter, valentines day, baby shower, wedding etc. Just pick the sweet food grade decoration that you want to use to adapt to the season or occasion. We made those petit fours for Christmas so we used Christmas themed deco. This recipe makes about 50 petit fours, you can half the ingredients for half recipe.
Prep Time40 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Keyword: easy petit fours, french petit fours recipe
Servings: 50 petit fours
Calories: 70kcal
Author: Helene D'Souza

Ingredients

For the dough:

  • 3.5 ounces Marzipan paste
  • 1 stick Butter
  • 2 1/4 cups All Purpose Flour
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 2 Teaspoon Vanilla Sugar or regular sugar with few drops vanilla extract
  • 2 Egg Yolks
  • 1/4 cup Water

For the decoration

  • 1.8 ounces Dark Chocolate cooking chocolates only
  • 1.8 ounces White Chocolate
  • 2.5 ounces Nougat
  • 50 piece Icing Sugar Decoration see in post for ideas

Instructions

  • In a bowl add all the dough ingredients listed above. Marzipan/almond paste, Butter, flour, sugar, vanilla sugar, egg yolks, and water. Mix well and beat to a smooth dough. 
    Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb
  • Once you have a smooth dough wrap a clean wrap around it and keep in the fridge for minimum 30 minutes to cool so that the dough gets a bit harder. That way it will be easier for you to roll
  • and cut out the dough. 
    Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb
  • Just before rolling out the dough, start your oven. Preheat to 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit.
  • Then roll out your dough to about 1/2 cm/0.2 inch thickness and cut out with a regular cookie cutter, repeat the process until all the dough has been cut out. 
    Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb
  • Place a baking paper on a tray and the freshly cut out cookies onto it, keep about 1 inch distance between each cookie. Bake each batch of cookies at 180 Celsius/350 Fahrenheit for about 10-12 minutes or until golden brown. watch your cookies that they don't get burned or under cooked, the time setting depends on your oven. Once baked let the cookies cool for a few minutes.
  • Then keep the black, white chocolate and nougat in a double boiler to melt. Decorate each cookie with the chocolate and nougat. For the nougat, use it between two cookies. The chocolate can be spread on the cookie surface and then press in one of the sugar decorations on top before the chocolate hardens. 
    Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb
  • Do this for all cookies and store them in a tin box [+ apple peel to keep them moist) or air tight container if you are living in a humid climate.
    Easy Petit Fours Recipe - How to make petit fours [Sweet] - little sweet cookie almond marzipan based bites with nougat chocolate and a sugar decoration. These are perfect for any festivities. You can decorate your petit fours to your liking. www.MasalaHerb.com #french #petitfours #dessert #masalaherb

Notes

  1. Vanilla Sugar is also known as Vanillin
  2. Choose an icing sugar deco that you like to use

Nutrition

Serving: 17g | Calories: 70kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 18mg | Potassium: 22mg | Sugar: 4g | Vitamin A: 65IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 0.4mg