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Cinnamon-Sugar Palmiers

in Diana's Recipe Book

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Servings: Makes 36 palmiers
Quick, easy, and elegant describes these simple Parisian pastries that are full of lovely flavor. They make a delightful addition to any dessert buffet, simple snack, light dessert, or even breakfast treat. Kids love them too!

Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers are a traditional French pastry made from a rich, buttery, and flaky dough. Traditionally, the recipe is time consuming and labor intensive, but commercial puff pastry makes an almost identical substitute. These quick and easy pastries make a lovely wonderful dessert treat to serve with a pudding or ice cream, or as a great snack with café au lait. The Palmiers can be made two days in advance and refrigerated in a tightly sealed container. They should be warmed to room temperature or reheated in a 300 degree F/150 degree C oven before serving.

1/3 cup granulated sugar
2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
1 (17 1/4 ounce) package frozen puff pastry sheets, thawed

Preheat oven to 400 degrees F/200 degrees C, and lightly grease two baking sheets.

In a small bowl, mix together the sugar and cinnamon. Unfold one of the puff pastry sheets on a clean surface. Sprinkle evenly with a quarter of the cinnamon sugar mixture. Gently press the cinnamon sugar into the pastry. Flip the pastry over and repeat. Roll up each long side of the puff pastry jellyroll style to meet in the middle, forming the V shaped Palmiers. Tightly wrap and place in the freezer. Repeat the other sheet of dough. Remove the first sheet from the freezer and slice the log into 18 1/2-inch thick slices. Place each slice two inches apart on one of the cookie sheets. Repeat with the other log. Place in the oven and bake for 10 minutes. Flip each of the pastries over and continue to bake for 7-8 minutes, or until crisp and pale golden brown. Transfer to a wire rack and cool.

Makes 36 palmiers.

Source: DianasDesserts.com
Date: May 13, 2002


Reviewer: Deb
Easy, delicious and beautiful. Looks like you spent all day in the kitchen. Make more than you need!

Reviewer: Jenny
Great! My grandma likes these very much. I am going to try the recipe right away. Thanks alot, Diana

Reviewer: evi
...so lovely and delicious!! the easiest to prepare treat for coffee.

Reviewer: Marie
Easy, crispy, delicious, you won't be able to stop eating them. Add these to your Christmas cookie list.

Reviewer: Bia
While they don't look exactly like the picture, these are so easy & scrumptious that you can bake & serve at any time! Love it!


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