Palmiers cookies is a really easy recipe you can do in less than 30 minutes, baking included. Besides, you always have the ingredients at home! These palmiers cookies will be perfect with a cup of coffee and a good movie…
Puff pastry, a piece of technique
Palmiers cookies are made from puff pastry, a laminated dough similar to the dough used for croissant, but without the yeast. Puff pastry is made with alternating layers of dough and butter, rolled and folded over to create possibly hundreds of flaky layers. The puff pastry is rolled out, coated with sugar, and then the two sides are rolled up together so that they meet in the middle, making a roll that is then cut into about 1⁄4 in (6 mm) slices and baked. Usually it is rolled in sugar before baking.
You can make sweet palmiers, but also savory palmiers.
Ingredients for the sweet palmiers cookies
- 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
Preparation of the palmiers cookies
If using store-bought dough, lightly roll the dough just enough to even out the seams.
Sprinkle most of the sugar in an even layer over the surface of the dough. Roll over it lightly with a rolling pin to press the sugar into the dough.
Fold the left and the right sides of the dough inward so they meet in the middle.
Sprinkle the remaining sugar over the dough. Again, roll over the dough lightly to press in the
Fold the left side over the right side, like closing a book. This should make a very long, flat length of dough with the first two folds sandwiched in the middle.
Heat the oven to 425°F. Place a rack in the middle position.
Use a sharp knife to slice the log across into cookies roughly 1-inch wide.
Transfer the cookies to a parchment-lined baking sheet, laying them cut-side up. Sprinkle the cookies with more sugar, if desired. Make sure to space the palmiers a few inches apart — they will puff quite a lot in the oven!
Bake for 18 to 20 minutes, until golden brown.