Palmier Cookies are traditional French crispy cookies. Though these cookies are found all over the world, they originated in France. In the US, they are called “Elephant Ears,” while in France, they are called “Palmier,” which means palm tree. Do you think they resemble more palm trees or elephant ears? Maybe both? Either way, they are delicious, and the good news is, they are extremely easy to make! And kids love them!
The extremely easy recipe we are using can be found in French here.
|1 Puff Pastry|
|60 grams of Granulated Sugar|
|2 Egg Yolks (yellow part of 2 eggs)|
You can find puff pastry in any US grocery store. The puff pastry that I find resemble the most the French one, is puff pastry from the Dufour brand. You can find it in organic grocery stores or online. It looks like this:
Making the Palmier Cookies
Step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
Step 2: Unroll the puff pastry and make a rectangular shape. Sprinkle the sugar all over the puff pastry.
Step 3: Roll-up the puff pastry starting at both of the rectangle’s longest sides. Roll both sides until you get to the middle of your rectangle. Like this:
Step 4: Cut your rolled-up pastry in slices. These are your palmier cookies.
Step 5: Arrange the cookies on a baking pan covered with parchment paper. Leave enough space between each cookie, because they will get bigger as they bake.
Step 6: Using a Pastry Brush, cover the cookies with egg yolk.
Step 7: Bake in the oven for about 20 minutes.
Optional: Sprinkle with granulated sugar.
Wait for the cookies to cool down, and enjoy! Bon Appétit! French Mom