Palmiers are a French pastry made with layers of puff pastry, cream, and powdered sugar. They are easy to make and can be enjoyed as a dessert or snack.

Palmiers are a type of pastry that consists of two thin, layered cookies made from butter and sugar. They can be found in many different variations across Europe and the Middle East.

Puff pastry and sugar are all you need to make these easy palmiers! In only 30 minutes, you can have buttery, flaky handmade palmiers! These elegant-looking biscuits are simple to prepare.

1632465908_415_EASY-PALMIERS-RECIPEAre you familiar with Palmiers? These exquisite French pastries, sometimes known as Elephant Ears, are crunchy, buttery sweet biscuits that go well with tea or hot chocolate. They used to be unheard of, but now they’re available at Costco! This easy recipe eliminates hours of labor and makes French cookies a breeze. There are just two ingredients! You can make them more special by drizzling or dipping them in chocolate. I’m a purist who like to eat them raw. They’re perfect for Christmas cookie platters!

Recipe for Puff Pastry Palmiers

Here’s what you’ll require:

Puff pastry, 17.3 oz box: Each box includes two sheets of pastry, each yielding 15 palmiers. 3 cups sugar, granulated: For this recipe, you’ll need a lot of white sugar, but you’ll also have a lot of leftovers. It’s entirely up to you whether or not you want to reuse it. (In my kitchen, we do!)

1632465909_125_EASY-PALMIERS-RECIPEWhat are the steps to create these Palmier Pastries?

Preheat the oven at 400 degrees F and thaw your puff pastry on the counter. Using parchment paper, line a baking sheet.

Sprinkle sugar on your table or surface and place your puff pastry sheet on top. Turn the dough over and sprinkle with additional sugar, carefully pushing it into any uncovered places.

Tuck one side in and roll it to the center, then the other. Repeat until you get a little pastry tube.

Cut into 1/3-inch pieces and roll them in additional sugar before placing them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until the top is light golden and the bottom is a deeper brown.

On the tray, cool for 10 minutes. Allow to cool fully on a cooling rack.

1632465910_261_EASY-PALMIERS-RECIPEElephant Ears: How to Make Them

  • While they aren’t the same elephant ears you’ll get at your local fair, they’re nonetheless tasty. If you want to give your sugar mix a cinnamon twist to satisfy your taste desires, add 2 or 3 tablespoons of cinnamon and proceed as instructed in the recipe. This can assist you have the best of both worlds, to put it that way.
  • This recipe calls for a lot of sugar, but you’ll end up with a lot of leftovers. If you intend on preparing this dish often, try repurposing whatever sugar you can to save money in the long run. Use a large table instead of a counter if feasible to give yourself more room to lay out your sugar and pastry dough. This will assist to keep the sugar mess to a minimum.
  • Each pastry sheet yields about 15 elephant ears (Palmiers). In most puffed pastry boxes, there are approximately two sheets each box.
  • *I should mention that, despite the fact that I’ve made these many times, I’ve yet to figure out how to keep them all tucked in and looking beautiful during baking. Some of them open crookedly… But that simply means I get to eat them (which is why I’ve never really looked for a “solution” to this “problem”).

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Palmiers are a simple dessert to make.

Puff pastry and sugar are all you need to make these easy palmiers! In only 30 minutes, you can have buttery, flaky handmade palmiers! These elegant-looking biscuits are simple to prepare.

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