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Easy Palmiers

Easy Palmiers


I found this recipe on Bon Apetit last week for Palmiers, those little heart-shaped French cookies, and wanted to give them a try. What makes this even conceivable is using frozen puff pastry dough - I've made puff pastry dough from scratch before and it's time-consuming, messy and difficult.  But our local Whole Foods has Dufour, a good brand that I often use.

This recipe was really easy to make, and the results are very tasty. The odds on any of them surviving to see Monday are not good.


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 4 tsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tbs. ground cardamom
  • 2 tsp. ground allspice
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  • 1 14 oz. package frozen puff pastry
  • 4 tbs. melted butter

Preheat the oven to 425, and line two baking sheets with parchment paper.

Mix the sugar & spices together.

Dust the work surface with a bit of flour and lay out the puff pastry sheet. It's probably close to the size you'll want - 14"X 10" - but if not, roll it out. Brush it with melted butter and sprinkle about 1/3 third of the sugar/spice mixture on it evenly, and cut it in half lengthwise.

Palmiers 2 strips

Fold both sides of each strip to meet in the middle. brush with more butter and sprinkle with sugar & spices.  Then fold each strip in half - you'll have two 14" logs about an inch wide. Refrigerate these for a half hour. Then cut them in 1/4 inch slices and lay them flat on the baking sheets.

Palmiers 1st fold

Palmiers sliced and ready

Bake for about 8 minutes. Remove from oven, turn each cookie, brush with more butter and sprinkle with more sugar & spices. Return to oven for another 10-12 minutes, until Palmiers are golden brown and sugar is bubbly. Cool on a wire rack. Store whatever you don't eat in an airtight container.


Mary & Dick

Mary & Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC
2601 S. Lemay Ave. #41
Fort Collins, CO 80525


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Comment balloon 12 commentsDick Greenberg • December 22 2012 12:49PM


Great recipe, Dick. That is an interesting blend of spices. The cookies look yummy.

Posted by Debbie Laity, Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO (Cedaredge Land Company) over 7 years ago


Those really look good and thanks for the recipe, I will try it after the holidays.  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) over 7 years ago

Dick my hat is off to you for even trying to do Puff Pastry from scratch! That is one item I always buy Puff Pastry  Dough is good from Whole Foods:))

Posted by Endre Barath, Jr., Realtor - Los Angeles Home Sales 310.486.1002 (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices) over 7 years ago

Thanks - I am going to try this. Looks impressive and easy too.

Posted by Lori Bowers, The Lori Bowers Group over 7 years ago

Hi Dick -- I don't see a calorie count noted but there's always next year to worry about such things -- you're right this looks pretty easy(even for me) and the end result looks quite tasty.   

Posted by Michael Jacobs, Los Angeles Pasadena 818.516.4393 over 7 years ago

They look very tasty Dick.  I will have to try this one. 

Posted by Jim Patton, Realtor - Stanislaus ,Merced, San Joaquin Counties ( Aspire Home Real Estate 209-404-0816) over 7 years ago

Chief Cook has a new mission.  Make some of these, please.  It doesn't sound that tough.  But, I really WANT them NOW.

Have a great weekend.   And, I hope you are still on the "nice" list!

Posted by Ron Marshall, Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire (Marshall Enterprises) over 7 years ago

Chef Dick, those look like they came from an upscale French Bakery. Are you French?

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) over 7 years ago

Dick, Those look wonderful.  Back in the day when I ate sweets I can promise you they would not last long in my presence. Merry Christmas!!

Posted by Kathleen Daniels, San Jose Homes for Sale-Probate & Trust Specialist (KD Realty - 408.972.1822) over 7 years ago

That looks great, Dick.  I'm not sure I'm ready to tackle some thing that adventurous, but I did make my dog peanut butter gluten free cookies this week.  So far, he's happy.  8=)

Posted by Mike Cooper, GRI, Your Neighborhood Real Estate Sales Pro (Cornerstone Business Group Inc) over 7 years ago

Dick those look delicious, i wish i could reach into the screen for a handfull. Have a great Sunday

Posted by Scott Godzyk, One of the Manchester NH's area Leading Agents (Godzyk Real Estate Services) over 7 years ago

Lookin good Dick.  I love using frozen puff pastry in fact I am making a terrific version of the green bean cassarole using fresh green beans, carmelized onions, bechemel sauce with a little cheddar in it and puff pastry for the top.  Quinten Kelly did it on the Chew the other day. 

Posted by Chris and Dick Dovorany, Broker/Associate at Premiere Plus Realty ( Homes for Sale in Naples, Bonita Springs and Estero, Florida) over 7 years ago

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