Tuesday, September 8, 2020

French Palmier Cookies | Elephant Ear Cookies

Palmier Cookies, a crispy, flaky and sweet french cookie made from the puff pastry sheets. It's one of the easiest cookies that you can prepare from the store bought pastry sheets. All you need to do is simply roll out the pastry sheets, brush some butter, sprinkle sugar and then fold into classic heart shape. While baking the puff pastry is turned into super light & flaky cookies and the sugar caramelize and give that gorgeous golden color, overall it makes such a fancy cookies in no time and it tastes great as it is or with a cup of chai/tea or coffee. 

Palmier Cookies is also known as "Palm tree" or pig's ear or "elephant ear " cookies. It's one of my favorites and used to buy them from costco often, but once i knew how easily it can be made at home, I never looked back into the store bought cookies.  Like store bought cookies, you can make it as giant cookies or as small cookies like i made it here. I'm more into miniature things and also making these little heart shaped palmier cookies reminds  me of the "Little heart " biscuits from India. It's another one of my childhood favorites, so i'm leaning towards these cute little heart shaped cookies more than the giant cookies. Now let's check out on how to make these delicious palmier cookies.

French Palmiers Cookies | Elephant Ear Cookies

Preparation Time : 10 mins | Cooking Time : 15 minsServes : 30 to 40 cookies 
Recipe Category: Cookies | Recipe Cuisine: French
Palmier Cookies, French Palmier, Elephant Ear cookies, French Cookies, Puff Pastry cookies, Palmier Cookies, a crispy, crunchy and sweet french cookie made from the puff pastry sheets. It's one of the easiest cookies that you can prepare from the store bought pastry sheets. All you need to do is simply roll out the pastry sheets, brush some butter and sprinkle sugar and then fold into classic heart shape.
Ingredients
Puff Pastry - 1 
Butter - 1 & 1/2 tbsp
Sugar - 1/4 cup
Cinnamon powder - 1/2 tsp(optional)*
*See the notes section in the end
Procedure
First bring the puff pastry to room temperature. Dust the flour generously on the working surface and roll the puff pastry into thin square shaped dough. Cut the sheet into half. I have used one half without cinnamon and another one with cinnamon.Brush the sheet with butter and then sprinkle the sugar generously and fold the sheet from the end towards center with leaving little space in the center as  shown in pic belowAgain fold the sheet towards center and make sure that the folds touch together now(Refer pic below). Once again brush the sheet with butter and sprinkle sugar and finally fold two ends together(like closing the book).Transfer the sheet on to the parchment lined baking tray and keep it in the refrigerator for 30 mins and then cut the sheets into half inch thickness(refer pics)Preheat the oven @ 420 F. Transfer the cut out pastry sheets on to the parchment lined sheets. Again brush the top with butter and sprinkle little sugar.Bake it for 15 to 18 mins. In between take the cookies out once and flip it for even cooking on both sides. 
Tasty & Flaky Palmier Cookies / Elephant Ear cookies are ready.
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Notes:
  • Add more or less sugar as per your liking. I have used only 1 & 1/2 tbsp of sugar for one half of the sheets.
  • Keep the puff pastry at refrigerator for a while helps to cut the cookies precisely.
  • Cinnamon gives great flavor to the cookies.
  • Step by step pics are without cinnamon and the final pics are with cinnamon.
  • Instead of double fold, you can make these cookies with single fold also
  • These cookies spread while baking, so give a little space while arranging them in a baking sheets.

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