These sweet and crisp Cinnamon Palmiers are the perfect treat with your morning cup of coffee!
Good Monday morning friends! I don’t know about you, but today I could use something special to go with my morning coffee. There’s snow on the ground, it’s blustery and temps are in the 20’s, so I need something that’s going to make me feel warm and cozy inside. Cinnamon Palmiers to the rescue! They’re buttery, flaky and coated with caramelized cinnamon sugar. Don’t they sound perfect? If you’ve never tried a palmier, aka elephant ear, things need to change!
These special little treats look elegant and impressive, but they are so easy to make. You can put in the extra effort and make the puff pastry dough from scratch, but I use Pepperidge Farm frozen puff pastry. It makes whipping up these crisp, sweet, cinnamony cookies so much easier! Simply cover your work surface with cinnamon sugar, place a sheet of puff pastry on top, cover with some additional cinnamon sugar, then just roll out, fold up, slice up and bake. I dare you to eat just one! You are going to love them with your morning coffee or tea! Enjoy!
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
- pinch of kosher salt
- 1 sheet puff pastry, defrosted (I use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry)
- Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Position a rack in the center of the oven.
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a small bowl, combine sugar, cinnamon and salt.
- Pour a 1/4 cup of the mixture on a work surface. Place puff pastry sheet on top of mixture.
- Roll sheet into a 10x14 inch rectangle.
- Sprinkle extra 1/4 cup of cinnamon sugar mixture on top of puff pastry.
- Use rolling pin to roll over the dough to work in the sugar mixture.
- Trim edges to make a perfect rectangle.
- Fold long sides of dough into the center of the dough. Then fold over long sides once more. Fold one side over the other side to make a long thin rectangle.
- Place the pastry on the prepared sheet and place in the freezer for 15 minutes to firm up.
- Take out of the freezer and place back onto sugared work surface and using a sharp knife, slice into 1/4 inch slices.
- Place cut side up (as pictured) onto prepared sheet 2 inches apart. Sprinkles each piece with left over sugar from work surface.
- Bake for 12 minutes until lightly browned. Remove from oven and flip pastries over and continue to bake for an additional 5-7 minutes until sugar is caramelized.Pay close attention while they are baking for the last few minutes, so they do not burn
- Transfer to wire rack to cool.
- Pastries will keep in airtight container for 4-5 days.