Palmier is a heart shaped, crunchy, crisp french cookie. The cookie is made with just 2 ingredients which has very mild sweet taste. They just melts as you eat. A must try :). When you are looking for a cookie that can be made easily but still looks sophisticated, Palmier is the one to go for. It is soo simple pairs well with other desserts. Can also be used an accompaniment with tea, coffee or espresso. By adding a few simple ingredients like cinnamon powder or orange zest in the sugar can add a twist to the flavor of the cookies.
puff pastry sheet 1 (used Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry Sheets)
sugar 1/2 cup
Thaw the puff pastry sheet as per the instructions on the package.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit.
Spread the puff pastry sheet on a working surface and even the surface with a rolling pin.
Sprinkle sugar evenly over pastry sheet and roll it out into a square (12 x 12 approx) with a rolling pin.
Turn the pastry sheet carefully and sprinkle sugar on the other side as well, roll it with a rolling pin so all the sugar sticks to the surface.
Fold the long sides of the puff pastry towards the center so they go halfway to the middle. Fold them again so the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then fold 1 half over the other half to resemble a closed book which will have 6 layers totally.
Slice the dough into 1/4-inch slices, this should yield approximately 18 cookies per puff pastry sheet.
Place the cookies cut side up, 2 inches apart on baking sheet lined with parchment.
To get heart shape, slightly separate the tops of the cookie dough.
Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then turn over with a spatula and bake another 6-7 minutes, or until lightly caramelized on the surface (this may requires 5-7 minutes depending on your oven).
The cookies are done baking when both sides feel hard on the surface.
Note: they will continue to harden as they cool
Transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.