Cinnamon palmier cookies or elephant ears – Buttery, crispy, flaky, heart shaped treats! These cookies make for a fabulous snack for afternoon tea, or bake them for your loved ones on any special occasion. Guaranteed to be absolute winners with your family and friends!
There’s no denying that French cuisine is so popular for its ultra-delicious food. Not to mention their magical next-level desserts. As I’m a huge fan of French food, today we’re going on a culinary journey to France to make one of its remarkable cookies. So, get on board, and join me on a cookie adventure.
Well, to be honest, there’s one more reason why I made these cookies. Yes, you know that. Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. So, how about these super cute, heart shaped palmier cookies for V-Day treat?
These cookies are kind of last minute treats. With only 3 ingredients, these are super easy to make. Puff pastry, sugar and cinnamon. These are the simplest yet delicious cookies you could ever make. When I say ‘simple’, I mean the kind of recipe you can make with your kids. Or even with your loved one. All in all, these palmier cookies are guaranteed to please everyone.
So, here’s the basic idea. We’re going to sprinkle the pastry sheet with lots of sugar, and then fold it in a very fancy manner. We’ll then cut the pastry into small heart shapes. Finally, bake in the oven to create cute and little heart cookies.
With the pastry sheet, both store-bought and homemade puff pastry works just fine in this recipe. Remember to thaw the pastry before you can use it.
Sprinkle the pastry sheet generously with sugar -cinnamon mixture. Roll out the pastry with a rolling pin to ensure most of the sugar crystals stick to the pastry.
Next up, folding. The pastry is folded five times to create six layers of buttery sweet pastry. Before you cut the pastry into small hearts, cover it in a plastic wrap, and allow to chill for an hour. This will ensure clean and smooth cutting of the pastry. Don’t forget to watch the video for easy-to-follow instructions.
The final step, baking. It’ll take around 10-12 minutes to cook these palmier cookies. When one side is golden, flip them over to brown the other side.
Crispy, sweet, buttery and golden bites of deliciousness! Perfect for your loved ones!
- 1 puff pastry sheet
- ¼ cup sugar
- ½ tsp ground cinnamon (cinnamon powder)
- Preheat oven to 200C/450F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Set aside.
- Thaw puff pastry.
- Combine sugar and ground cinnamon in a bowl. Set aside.
- Sprinkle 2 tbsp sugar on a work surface. Place thawed pastry sheet on it. Sprinkle more sugar evenly on top of the pastry sheet. Using a rolling pin, to roll out the pastry sheet.
- Fold in the two opposite sides of the pastry leaving a ¼ inch gap in the center of the pastry. Sprinkle with more sugar. Fold in the same sides again.
- Fold one side of the pastry over the other side. Wrap the pastry tightly in a plastic wrap or cling foil. Refrigerate for at least an hour.
- Unwrap the pastry sheet. Cut into ½ inch slices. Arrange on baking tray. Sprinkle more sugar on the cut sides. Press down lightly.
- Place baking tray on the middle rack of the oven. Bake for about 10-12 minutes or until golden on bottom. Turn over, and bake again for another 6-8 minutes or until golden on bottom.
- Remove palmier cookies from oven. Leave to cool in tray for 2-3 minutes. Then turn on to wire rack to cool completely.
- Store in an airtight container for 3-4 days.
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