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Palmier cookie from France

Posted by on 23 August, 2014
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Palmier cookie from France

A cookie with only 3 ingredients! That is if you decide to not make things too difficult for yourself and use store bought puff pastry. Always be sure to use puff pastry made with real butter. The taste of cheaper pastry made with other fats is just not the same and will not do for the delicate palmier cookie from France. This flaky, elegant cookie appeared in the windows of French patisseries at the beginning of the 20th century. It is shaped like the leaf of a palm (palmier) which was a popular exotic potted plant at the time. As the cookie bakes, the sugar caramelizes and gives the palmier with all its buttery layers an extra tasty crunch. If you like this cookie, you should try my green tea pretzel variation.


3 ingrediënten

3 ingredients

Palmier cookie from France

for about 20 cookies

350 grams of puff pastry (frozen)
100 grams sugar
pinch of salt








palmiers uitrol start

a neat pile

Defrost the puff pastry, cut into 6 pieces and stack into a pile.





palmiers deeg uitrol suiker

sprinkle with sugar



Mix the sugar with the salt. Keep some sugar aside to sprinkle on the cookies before baking. Sprinkle half of the sugar on your work surface and place the pastry on top.
Sprinkle with the rest of the sugar.





palmiers deeg uitrol klaar

roll out the dough



Roll out the dough into a sheet of 8×12 inches (20×30 cm).





de eerste vouwen palmier koekje Frankrijk

the first folds

Fold the long sides to the middle.








palmiers deeg vouw 2

fold to the middle




Fold 1 of the sides to the middle again.





palmier deeg vouw 3

fold again


Fold the other side to the middle in the same way






palmier deeg vouw 4

the last fold



Fold the bottom over the top and give it a good roll.





palmiers rol snijden

cut in slices




With a sharp knife cut the dough into ⅓ inch/¾cm thick slices.





palmiers op bakblik bestrooien met suiker

sprinkle with sugar and bake

Preheat the oven to 400°F/200°C. Put the slices with their cut side up on a cookie sheet covered with baking paper and sprinkle with the rest of the sugar. Leave room for the cookies to spread.

Bake the cookies in the middle of the oven for about 6 mins. Flip them over with a spatula (the sugar is hot!) and bake for another 3-5 minutes until golden brown and caramelized.

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