Chesire Cat Tails

The Cheshire cat is the antithesis of true neutral – he doesn’t really care who wins he just likes watching it all play out. The chefs at Disney came up with a simple, yet effective treat called the Cheshire Cat Tail. A combination of puff pastry, chocolate chips, and colorful drizzle, it is sure to be loved by just about everyone just like that tricky cat himself. If you're looking for a quick and easy snack to remind you of your visit to Disney this is it! Perfect for breakfast with your coffee or your cup of unBirthday tea, it doesn't get much easier than pre made puff pastry in the kitchen for this flaky treat.

Tips: when thawing the puff pastry, separate the sheets from each other but do not open them. Place them on a cutting board. Do not place them on metal. They will take much longer to thaw. Mini chocolate chips will be easier to work with than full sized morsels but either will do! For a thinner drizzle use a combination of milk and powdered sugar 1:2. For a frosting you can drizzle from a zip-loc bag use softened (not melted!) butter, powdered sugar, and thin with milk as needed until the consistency of melted chocolate.

Cheshire Cat Tails

  • 2 sheets of frozen puff pastry
  • ½ cup of mini semi sweet chocolate chips  
  • 1 egg
  • 2 TBS butter, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 1-2 TBS milk, plus more as needed
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees or per puff pastry directions.
  2. Thaw puff pastry sheets about 40 minutes per package directions.
  3. Carefully unfold onto parchment paper. Roll pastry sheets until size of a baking sheet or about 1/8th inch thick.
  4. Sprinkle one pastry sheet liberally with chocolate chips. Top with second sheet and press sheets together with fingers with moderate pressure to join the two layers but no break chocolate chips free.
  5. Using a pizza cutter or knife, cut into long strips about 1.5 inches wide.
  6. Pinch the two ends and gently twist 2-3 times. Repeat for all strips of puff pastry.
  7. Crack egg into a small bowl and whisk until thoroughly mixed. Using a pastry brush, brush each twisted pastry with egg wash.
  8. Bake for 15-30 minutes until golden brown. If they look unruly and have come untwisted don’t worry! They will settle down while cooling.
  9. Mix frosting/glaze. Add softened butter to stand mixer or bowl with hand mixer. Do not use melted butter or it will appear split or separated. Slowly add powdered sugar mix until combined. It will look gravely or piecey at first. Just keep going. Once all powdered sugar is combined, add 1 TBS of milk. Continue to add milk slowly until loose. Add more milk to drizzle with a spoon, add less milk if you plan to drizzle from a piping bag or zip-loc.
  10. Separate frosting into two containers. Use 1-2 drops of pink food coloring in one container and 1-2 drops of purple food coloring in the other container. Mix until colors are consistent.
  11. For piping, load frosting into individual zip-loc bags and snip of the tip of each bag. Squeeze and zig-zag across each pastry to drizzle with icing. If using a spoon, dip spoon into icing allowing some to run off into container then move over pasty in a zig-zag pattern while icing continues to fall or drizzle off spoon.
  12. Serve!

Chesire Cat Tails are similar to pan au chocolat making them a fun and simple treat to make in a pinch or with kiddos. We used a simple glaze during our trial due to misbehaving butter resulting in a very Mad Tea Party appearance. Don’t lose your head because we have another version coming which takes inspiration from the Tigger Tails at Disney.

Are these on your baking list? What other fillings sounds good to you and your family? Comment below!


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