Palmier Cookie Recipe
When I think of an easy sweet treats when I need to whip up something quick – I think of this palmier cookie recipe! They are flaky, buttery and the filling can easily be changed up.
What does palmier mean?
Palmiers are a French pastry and the word means palm tree. It gets its name because the traditional shape of palmiers look like palm leaves. You read more and see pictures of the more traditional shape here.
This post covers almond palmiers which only take 5 main ingredients. You will need almond paste, ready made puff pastry, butter and sugar. If you like an almond rose flavor blend, add in a little rose essence. These taste great baked out of the oven and do not need additional toppings but can be prettied up a few ways.
These can be dressed up with a sprinkle of powdered sugar. Another option is to drizzle with chocolate and top with crushed rose petals and pistachios.
Don’t forget before starting the palmier cookie recipe:
Make sure to thaw your ready made puff pastry before getting to baking. They take only 5-7 minutes to prep before popping in the oven.
If you haven’t used almond paste before it can be found in the baking aisle at your grocery store.
- Made of ground almonds and sugar
- It has consistency that is similar to play-doh
- Food processing with a few tablespoons of milk makes it spreadable
Getting down to it: palmier cookie recipe
Here are a few shots outlining the process
You’ll notice in the pictures above I (tried) to make the shape more of a heart rather than the traditional shape. To get the heart shape, I pinched the bottom of the heart to get the point. Then make sure to separate the two top curves. They will spread when baking.
Can you freeze palmiers?
You can freeze cut palmiers (before they are baked). I would individually freeze them on a baking sheet before freezing in a bag together.
I don’t recommend freezing baked palmiers.
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Almond Rose Palmier Cookie Recipe
- Baking sheet
- Parchment paper
- 2 sheets Puff Pastry defrosted
- 2 tbsp Butter melted
- 7-8 ounces Almond Paste
- 3 tbsp Milk
- Pinch of Salt
- 1/2 cup Sugar
- 1/3 cup
Melted Chocolate for drizzle (optional)
- Rose petals (optional for garnish)
- Chopped pistachios (optional for garnish)
- 1 tsp Rose Essence (optional)
- Whip together almond paste, sugar, milk and salt in a mixer or food processor. The mixture should be easily spread. Add additional tbsp of milk, if needed to make it easier to spread. Add in rose extract if you want a rose almond flavor blend.
- Roll out one puff pastry sheet on parchment paper to approximately 10X13. Spread half of the mixture on the sheet.
- Roll in two sides towards each other until they meet in middle. Wrap roll in parchment and plastic wrap and put in the fridge for 25 minutes. Repeat for other puff pastry sheet.
- Preheat oven to 400F.
- Take the pastry out of the fridge. Cut 1/2 inch slices of roll and place on parchment. Brush both sides with melted butter.
- Place in oven to bake a total of 15-17 minutes, flipping halfway through with a spatula.
- Once browned and sugar caramelized on both sides, they are done!
- Optionally garnish with chocolate, rose petals and pistachios.