cinnamon nut palmiers

$4.76 recipe / $0.14 cookie

Puff pastry is so incredible. All you have to do is thaw it, fill it up with stuff, throw it in the oven and it comes out looking (and tasting) so amazingly gourmet that you won’t believe it came out of YOUR oven. I’ve been seeing recipes all over the internet for all sorts of palmiers made with puff pastry so I had to give it a shot too. I didn’t put a lot of thought into what I was going to fill them with. I just went with things that I knew I had in my kitchen. Plus, you can’t go wrong with honey, brown sugar, cinnamon and walnuts. Even though a box of puff pastry doesn’t seem very inexpensive when you’re buying it, one box made a whopping 34 cookies. Yes, they are small cookies and it’s easy to pop 4 or 5 at a time (like I did while taking these pictures) but I would say a fair serving is 2-3 cookies (24-42 cents per serving). Oh, and one more bonus: you house will smell AMAZING while they are baking!

Cinnamon Nut Palmiers

Cinnamon Nut Palmiers

cinnamon nut palmiers
 
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Total Cost: $4.76
Cost Per Serving: $0.14
Serves: 34 cookies
Ingredients
  • 1 box (2 sheets) frozen puff pastry $3.68
  • 2 Tbsp honey $0.45
  • 2 tsp cinnamon $0.10
  • 4 Tbsp brown sugar $0.12
  • 4 Tbsp chopped walnuts $0.32
  • ½ cup confectioners (powdered) sugar $0.09
Instructions
  1. Thaw the box of puff pastry either on the counter at room temperature or in the refrigerator over night. I just put mine in the refrigerator instead of the freezer when I got home from the store and a couple days later it was ready to go. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees.
  2. Sprinkle a clean counter top with powdered sugar to keep the dough from sticking. Unfold the dough and lightly drizzle it all over with honey (about 1 Tbsp per sheet). Next, sprinkle lightly with cinnamon, brown sugar and chopped walnuts. You don’t need a lot of any of these because you will be rolling the dough up and the ingredients will be more concentrated than they seem when it is unrolled.
  3. Roll each side of the puff pastry inward until the two sides meet. You may need to get a little more powdered sugar from the counter and powder up the log again.
  4. Using a sharp knife, cut the log into ½ inch sections and place them on a cookie sheet (about 1.5-2 inches apart).
  5. Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Check the cookies at 10 minutes and keep an eye on them. You want them golden brown but not dark brown. If the cookies get too dark they will taste like burnt sugar!

 

topped puff pastrySTEP 3: Roll each side of the puff pastry inward until the two sides meet. You may need to get a little more powdered sugar from the counter and powder up the log again.

rolled palmiersSTEP 4: Using a sharp knife, cut the log into 1/2 inch sections and place them on a cookie sheet (about 1.5-2 inches apart).

cut cookiesThat weird one in front was an end piece… they don’t look pretty but they’re good for taste testing!

STEP 5: Bake at 400 degrees for 10-15 minutes. Check the cookies at 10 minutes and keep an eye on them. You want them golden brown but not dark brown. If the cookies get too dark they will taste like burnt sugar!

baked palmiersNOTE: These are a great little coffee cookie or something to bring to a dinner or party. They look and taste impressive but only take minutes to make! Experiment with the fillings and rolling technique!

cinnamon nut palmiers

10 Comments

  1. Kate says:

    Hey Beth

    I was just wondering how long these kept for? :-)

    • A few days, I think. If I remember (this was a long time ago) the sugar attracted quite a bit of moisture and they became kind of sticky and moist after a bit. Make sure to let them cool completely before storing, then store in an air-tight container.

      • Lovely thanks :-) I just took a batch out of the oven, they are lush! Used pecans as that’s what I had on hand and a mix of soft dark and light brown sugars as I had no honey either. Thanks for the idea :-)

      • Oops! Just realised how long ago you made these, no wonder you didn’t quite remember lol

  2. hi Beth! LOVE all of your wonderful recipes. Seriously. I’m a kitchen rookie and you’ve made meals(other than Ramen in various forms) possible.

    Quick/dumb question about these, what exactly is frozen puff pastry?

    • That’s not a dumb question :) It’s a pastry dough that puffs up into flakey layers when it bakes (kinda magical!). You can find it in the freezer section by the frozen fruit, whipped cream, and frozen pie crusts. It’s usually in a long cardboard box. Pepperidge Farm is a common brand that I see in a lot of stores.

      • Beth says:

        Thank you, Beth! Really though, I can’t tell you how much I appreciate your blog. I just got married(eloped) and my husband and I are both in the broke, pay-your-dues phase of life. Your blog is what makes it possible for us to eat something besideds beans and rice! Whenever people ask where I get the recipes, I always tell them they’re from my “friend” Beth at budgetbytes. :) thanks for everything! :)

  3. Anonymous says:

    make the dough from scratch. i like my life cheap and hard HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA
    so..do it..djjxmynyn

  4. Anonymous says:

    hi

  5. Anonymous says:

    Fun and inexpensive.

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