palmier cookies

Extremely Easy French Palmier Cookies (Elephant Ears)

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!

palmier cookies

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:

dufour puff pastry

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.

puff pastry with sugar

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:

rolling puff pastry

Step 4: Cut your rolled-up pas­try in slices. These are your palmi­er cookies.

dough cut in slices

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.

palmier on baking pan

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.

palmier cookies

Wait for the cook­ies to cool down, and enjoy! Bon Appétit! French Mom


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