Chouquettes

These just scream Christmas. And delicious.  In fact, I can think of plenty of excuses to make these.
And once you try them, you’ll wonder if you should’ve made more. : )
I think these would make a very special Christmas gift, just a cute box full of them.  No cookies needed.
They are basically a tiny unfilled cream puff, with a crunch of the pearl sugar on the outside.  What could be better?  See my Eclair post for more step by step pictures for making the dough.
CHOUQUETTES
1/2 cup butter
1 cup flour
4 eggs
1 cup water
1/4 tsp salt
In a medium saucepan combine margarine or butter, water, and salt. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring until butter or margarine melts.
Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn’t separate. (It will come in pieces if you try-but should make a fairly good ball).
Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition for about 1 minute or until smooth.
Or, you can cheat and throw it in the mixer, adding an egg every minute or so. : )
Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
Drop dough by spoonfulls (I use a small scooper) either straight onto baking sheet and sprinkle with pearl sugar or roll balls of dough in sugar completely. You can also sprinkle with mini chocolate chips along with the pearl sugar.  Makes about 40.
Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes
Chouquettes

Yield: approx 40

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 cup flour
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • pearl sugar

Instructions

  • In a medium saucepan combine margarine or butter, water, and salt. Bring mixture to boiling, stirring until butter or margarine melts.
  • Add flour all at once, stirring vigorously. Cook and stir until mixture forms a ball that doesn't separate. (It will come in pieces if you try-but should make a fairly good ball).
  • Add eggs, one at a time, beating with a wooden spoon after each addition for about 1 minute or until smooth.
  • Or, you can cheat and throw it in the mixer, adding an egg every minute or so.
  • Line a baking sheet with parchment or a silicone mat.
  • Drop dough by spoonfulls (I use a small scooper) either straight onto baking sheet and sprinkle with pearl sugar or roll balls of dough in sugar completely. You can also sprinkle with mini chocolate chips along with the pearl sugar.
  • Bake at 400 degrees for about 15-20 minutes
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