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
- 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
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Using a sharp knife, cut the log into ½ inch sections and place them on a cookie sheet (about 1.5-2 inches apart).
- 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!
STEP 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.
STEP 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).
That 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!
NOTE: 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!