Yes, we at Framed Recipes also got into the Christmas Spirit.
Christmas tree is up, there are lights up on the house. Gifts are being ordered. [dt_quote type="pullquote" layout="right" font_size="big" animation="none" size="2"]Christmas isn't a season. It's a feeling. - Edna Ferber[/dt_quote]
Oh it is so much fun.
Looking forward to the fun winter break in a few days.
I have been baking like a mad, mad person for the last few days. So, far I have made Chocolate Crinkle Cookies, Fruit Cake Short Bread Cookies and Vánočka (will share the recipes soon).
Today I baked some Palmiers.
They remind of the Britannia Little Hearts Cookies I used to love as a kid (I still love them).
Happy to say that I have passed on my legacy of this love to my Sonshine.
So, when Sonal (Sonal blogs at Simply Vegetarian777, do visit her space, she shares some lovely recipes ) asked me to share a recipe for a (round up) Christmas cookie, I did not have to think twice. I decided to go with Palmiers as the Christmas treat I am sharing with her.
If you are looking for a simple cookie recipe, this is the one.
Just look at how pretty and cute they turn out - read the recipe to find out how to make Palmiers.
They look so fancy, but no one needs to know how easy they are, to make. Sshhh!!! 🙂 .
I use the store bought puff pastry sheet, since it is the most convenient thing to do. If you use a whole pastry sheet, you get the really elephantine Palmiers. To make them petite, I removed one third portion of the puff pastry before thawing. That one third portion will not go waste, I promise. They will be put to good use as some egg puffs or vegetable puffs.
May be I should just bake both.You cannot have enough cookies this season.
'Tis the season to be jolly 🙂
Yes, I have an idea, I will make some Baklava too, you don't need a reason to bake some Baklava, do you?
So, before I get back to my baking spree, here is the recipe for the Palmiers.
Enjoy the season.
I am planning to make some stuffed Palmiers soon. I am thinking Cinnamon Sugar, Peanut Butter and Nutella. I want to try some Savory Palmiers too; may be some pesto? What do you think?
Do let me know what you would like me to try next.
- 1 Puff Pastry Sheet; thawed See Recipe Notes
- ¼ cup granulated sugar plus more, if required
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- A dash of salt
- Puff pastry sheet usually comes in three sections. To make petite palmiers, I remove one of the three sections of the puff pastry before thawing.
- Mix granulated sugar, brown sugar and salt in a small bowl. Sprinkle a little less than half of the sugar mix on the kitchen counter.
- Place the thawed puff pastry sheet on the sugar.
- Sprinkle most of the sugar mix on the dough surface, leaving a few teaspoons to sprinkle on the layers.
- Using a rolling pin, gently flatten the pastry sheet into a rectangle about ¼ inch thick.
- Place the rectangle with one of the smaller edges facing you.
- Fold and roll both the longer edges towards the center of the rectangle so that the rolls meet at the center, sprinkling a wee bit sugar in each layer.
- Fold the dough in half (just like you would close a book), lengthwise so that it forms a long plank.
- Refrigerate the dough plank for about 30 minutes.
- Line a baking tray with parchment paper. Place the baking rack in the middle position. Preheat the oven to 400 degree Fahrenheit ( 200 degree Celsius).
- After chilling the dough, remove dough from the refrigerator, slice the plank(crosswise) into small cookies about ¾-1 centimeter in thickness. If the dough becomes soft due to the heat of your hand, refrigerate for another 5 minutes.
- Place the cookies on the baking tray lined with parchment paper, cut side up. Sprinkle a little sugar on top (optional). Place the cookies a few inches apart to give enough space to allow them to puff up. .
- Bake for a total of 10-12 minutes, flipping the cookies half way through to allow baking on both sides.
- Once baked, transfer to a wire rack to cool down.