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Palmiers Recipe

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Palmiers are a light flaky puff pastry that is rolled in sugar. Whether you call them Palmiers or Mexico Orejas, they taste delicious every single time. Enjoy this Palmiers Recipe breakfast, snack, or dessert.. 

Palmiers Recipe

This Pamiers recipe is made from a delicious homemade buttery pastry dough that is coated with cinnamon and sugar. It is a super popular sweet bread that is usually served with coffee, try with an Eggnog Latte or a Pumpkin Spice Latte

You will love the sweet caramelized flavor in every single bit with a light crisp texture thanks to the buttery puff pastry. 

Palmiers Recipe

What pastry are palmiers made from?

Palmiers are made from puff pastry and some sugar. While this recipe is made from homemade puff pastry you can easily make these with store-bought puff pastry as well if you are short on time. 

Are Palmiers called by any other name?

These are also known as Palmiers, a French puff pastry similar to Orejas, a common sweet bread in Mexico.  

Palmiers Recipe

What do I need to get started?

  • Flour – all-purpose
  • Salt 
  • Butter – real butter, not margarine, unsalted
  • Water 
  • Sugar – granulated for rolling
  • Cinnamon – a good strong cinnamon is nice for this

How to Make Palmiers

Puff Pastry:

  • In a mixing bowl, stir the flour and salt together.  Add half the butter and toss the flour to coat.  Add the remaining butter and coat.
  • Stir in the water till a dough ball is formed.
  • Lightly dust the surface with flour, then pour out the dough and lightly knead 2 or 3 times into a ball.  Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  • Remove dough and place on a rolling mat or countertop.  Press or roll out the dough into a rectangular shape.  
  • Fold the dough like a letter into thirds. Fold one end up in thirds, then the other end over the other piece.  Roll out the dough again.
  • Repeat 4 times.  Fold the dough again and rewrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

To make Orejas:

  • Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and salt and stir.
  • Sprinkle a rolling mat or counter with some of the cinnamon sugar.
  • Place the dough on the cinnamon sugar and roll out into a 1/4th inch thickness rectangle. 
  • Make a light mark straight down the middle of the long side, then sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.
  • Starting on one long side, roll up like a cinnamon roll to the middle line.
  • Turn and roll the other side to the middle.  Press gently together and turn over.  Cut in half and rewrap in the plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  • Preheat the oven to 425° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  • Remove the plastic wrap and cut ¼ inch size cookies from the cookie roll.  Dip each cookie in the cinnamon sugar, then press the cookie together before placing it on the cookie sheet. Only place 8 cookies per sheet, making sure to give them plenty of room to spread.
  • The cookies will spread as they bake.  Use a fork to press them back into shape.
  • Remove and serve immediately, or cool before serving.
Palmiers Recipe

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • If you are short on time you can use store bought puff pastry. 
  • Be sure you roll your dough in cinnamon sugar, this is what gives it those delicious caramelized edges. 
  • These cookies are kept very cold while you make them. They are folded and rolled, creating layers and layers of crispy goodness.
  • The cookies spread as they cook. You can use a fork to reform and press them back into shape after baking. 
  • Baking the cookies at a high temperature makes the sugar crystalize and form a nice crispy crust.
  • You can dip these in chocolate and add sprinkles for a fun twist.
Palmiers Recipe

Storage

You will want to store these in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to 5 days.

Can you freeze Palmiers?

Yes, you can freeze Palmiers. You want to make sure they are completely cool prior to freezing them. Once they have cooled, place them in a freezer-safe container for up to 3 months. 

Palmiers Recipe

When you are ready to enjoy these again, thaw them and then you will want to re-crisp them. If the sugar has dissolved, sprinkle a little more prior to enjoying it. 

Palmiers Recipe

Palmiers Recipe

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Additional Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 40 minutes

Palmiers are a light flaky puff pastry that is rolled in sugar. Whether you call them Palmiers or Mexico Orejas, they taste delicious every single time. Enjoy these for breakfast, snack, or dessert.

Ingredients

  • Puff Pastry:
  • 2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter, very cold, grated, or diced to pea size
  • 1/2 cup very cold water
  • Orejas Topping:
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Instructions

    Puff Pastry:

  1. In a mixing bowl, stir the flour and salt together.  Add half the butter and toss the flour to coat.  Add the remaining butter and coat.
  2. Stir in the water till a dough ball is formed.
  3. Lightly dust the surface with flour, then pour out the dough and lightly knead 2 or 3 times into a ball.  Wrap the dough ball in plastic wrap and place it in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour or overnight.
  4. Remove dough and place on a rolling mat or countertop.  Press or roll out the dough into a rectangular shape.  
  5. Fold the dough like a letter into thirds. Fold one end up in thirds, then the other end over the other piece.  Roll out the dough again.
  6. Repeat 4 times.  Fold the dough again and rewrap with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 15 minutes.

To make Orejas:

  1. Combine the sugar, cinnamon, and salt and stir.
  2. Sprinkle a rolling mat or counter with some of the cinnamon sugar.
  3. Place the dough on the cinnamon sugar and roll out into a 1/4th inch thickness rectangle. 
  4. Make a light mark straight down the middle of the long side, then sprinkle the top with cinnamon sugar.
  5. Starting on one long side, roll up like a cinnamon roll to the middle line.
  6. Turn and roll the other side to the middle.  Press gently together and turn over.  Cut in half and rewrap in the plastic wrap.  Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  7. Preheat the oven to 425° and line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray with nonstick cooking spray.
  8. Remove the plastic wrap and cut ¼ inch size cookies from the cookie roll.  Dip each cookie in the cinnamon sugar, then press the cookie together before placing it on the cookie sheet. Only place 8 cookies per sheet, making sure to give them plenty of room to spread.
  9. The cookies will spread as they bake.  Use a fork to press them back into shape.
  10. Remove and serve immediately, or cool before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

20

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 240Total Fat: 14gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 37mgSodium: 121mgCarbohydrates: 27gFiber: 1gSugar: 15gProtein: 2g

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