So, I gathered all my ingredients together and got started. I read the forum about all the problems with the dough being soft and requiring a lot of chill time. I actually made my dough the night before I was to make the cookies. I even split it into three small portions to be sure each chilled sufficiently before trying to roll it out. Thought that might help out and maybe I wouldn't have any of the issues others seems to be having. Hah!
I had nothing but problems. The dough stuck to my rolling pin, stuck to the piece of marble I use for rolling out pastry dough, stuck to my fingers, stuck to everything! I tried flour, I tried putting it in the freezer, thinking that would help. It did, for about 2 minutes. Then it was soft and unmanageable again. I stuck everything back in the freezer and reread the forum. Found a tip about using a ziplock bag.That actually worked like a charm. The dough rolled out beautifully and after I cut the bag away from the dough I was ready to begin filling my little squares of goodness.I still had to work quickly because the dough softens up so fast. I decided to fill my pufflets with a combination of blackberry jam, Nutella, and chopped toasted hazelnuts. The combination of the three was delicious. The flavors meshed together perfectly. The cookies, once they were put together and baked were really good. Soft, tender, a slight tang to the cookie to offset the sweetness of the jam and Nutella. I really liked them, as did my hubby. But, would I make them again? I don't think so. They were just so frustrating to work with. It took a lot of the fun out of baking them for me. They were good, I'll give them that. But, just too much trouble. Maybe the other TWD folks had an easier time with them than I did.