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Palmier Cookies : Easy & Elegant

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Have you ever had a bakery palmier? Shaped in a double loop, crusted in melted sugar, crispy layered pastry? These are like that, only smaller and made at home.

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Difficulty Level



Needed Items


  • 40 minutes to defrost pastry
    15 minutes hands on
    30 minutes resting time
    15 minutes baking time


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
    1/4 cup butter (1/2 stick)
    1 cup sugar

Number of Servings

  • About 16 cookies


  • Cookie sheet
    Rolling pin
    Pastry brush (or a spoon)
    Plastic wrap
    Parchment paper


  • Get Puff Pastry out to defrost according to package directions

Additional Notes

This recipe uses 1/4 cup butter IN TOTAL. You melt it all and use half of the melted butter on each side of the pastry. Don’t repeat the mistake you’re about to hear me make!