Classic French Palmiers Recipe

Palmier is a French pastry that is shaped into a butterfly or a palm leaf. Palmiers are incredibly airy, light, buttery sugar cookies. Also, they are incredibly sweet and crunchy, making them very addicting.

Made with only 2 ingredients, there is no reason you shouldn’t try this recipe. I can bet you’ll fall in love with the flavors despite the fact there are only 2 ingredients.

Guide on making the tastiest french palmiers:


  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry dough
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar


Start by placing the puff pastry dough on a clean counter and let it rest for approximately 30 minutes. After the 30 minutes of resting have passed, the dough should unfold easily.

Now, place 1/4 cup of the sugar onto the counter and unfold the puff pastry over the sugar. Then sprinkle another 1/4 cup of sugar on top of the puff pastry.

Next, using a rolling pin lightly smoothen and roll the dough. Now, roll the shorter side of the dough towards the middle as tightly as possible. Then roll the other side towards the middle as well.

Once you’ve rolled both sides towards the center, the dough should resemble a palm leaf. Press both sides lightly and place the rolled tube of dough on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.

Place the dough in the refrigerator for about an hour.

Then preheat the oven to 400 °F and take the dough out of the refrigerator. Place the dough on a clean work surface and slice it into cookies about 1/2 inch thick.

Now place the cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Make sure you leave some space in between the cookies to avoid a collision while baking.

Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes or until you see a golden brown color.

Transfer the cookies to a wire rack to let them cool. Once they’ve completely cooled, they are ready to eat, or if you are not feeling hungry, place them in an airtight container. Enjoy!


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