Saturday, August 11, 2012

Palmiers (Elephant Ears)

These are the easiest cookies you will ever make. And probably the most impressive. They take only 3 ingredients and bake up in less than 10 minutes! The fun part is you can add any filling you want, shoot make them savory if you like.

I'll make this intro short and sweet because I'd really like to get back to binge eating these cookies...

(makes about 16 cookies, but easily doubled using 2 sheets of pastry)
1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted
1 cup sugar
pinch of salt

  • Preheat your oven to 450 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl mix together your sugar and salt. Sprinkle 2/3 cup sugar on a flat surface. Gently unfold puff pastry and sprinkle remaining sugar mixture onto the top. Pushing in so it sticks.
  • Gently roll (with a rolling pin) the pastry to a 13 x 13 inch square.
  • Now fold the sides of the square toward the center so they go halfway towards the middle. Fold each side again so they meet exactly in the middle of the dough. Then fold one half over the other half as if closing a book. You will now have six layers.
  • Slice the dough into 3/8 inch slices (that's in-between a 1/4 and a 1/2 inch). Place cookies sliced side up on a baking sheet and bake the cookies for 6 minutes or until caramelized.
  • Flip the cookies over and bake for 3-4 minutes more until both sides are caramelized. Transfer to a baking rack to cool... and try not to eat all of them.



  1. I loooooove palmiers! What an easy way to make them!

  2. Veronica,
    These are my all time favorite! I haven't made them in awhile though so thanks for the reminder. They look fabulous! Thanks so much for sharing at Creative Thursday this week. Have a great weekend.