French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies

Sweet Puff Pastry Cookies

French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies
Palmier [pahlm-YAY] also called palm leaves, or elephant ear cookies are made with puff pastry and sugar. Very quick and easy to make, Palmier resemble sweet little hearts. Making Palmier is so easy that you hardly need a recipe. It creates a gorgeous flavor explosion - sweet meets salty.

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French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies

French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies
Total Time: Prep Time: Cook Time: Cuisine: French () Difficulty: Easy
Yields: 24 Small Cookies - Serves: 12



  • 1. Roll out the dough to a thickness of 1/6 inch. Sprinkle the dough with sugar so that the sheet is lightly covered.
  • Step for Recipe - French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies 2. Roll two opposite edges of the dough toward the middle to make a log.
  • Step for Recipe - French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies 3. Cut the log into slices about 1/4 inch slices. Place the slices on a cookie sheet spaced widely enough to not touch each other when baking. Brush the top with egg wash for more golden brown color. (optional)
  • Step for Recipe - French Palmiers (Elephant Ears) Cookies 4. Bake at 425° F for 8-10 minutes or till palmiers cookies are golden brown.

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11 Responses

  1. When you do use the egg? That is missing from the recipe. I would assume you beat it and then brush it over the tops of the cookies before placing into the oven.
    Alice, you are right. Thanks for pointing out. I missed the instruction of brushing egg-wash on cookies.
  2. Palmiers look delicious. Can I pick and eat one? Much better then store bought cookies. Thank for the recipe.
  3. I always wanted to learn to make these at home. Thanks dear, now I can.
  4. Loved this. Thank you for posting the instructions
  5. Brilliant
  6. This all looks so delicious and is making me hungry.
  7. Perfect, just perfect! My daughter helped me make these and we had so much fun!
  8. Palmiers !!! these are my all time favorite cookies. Rich, buttery and delicious.
  9. Yummm Cant wait to try this recipe. Palmiers looks delicious
  10. I found lots of Puff Pastry recipes on your website. Last night I baked basket full of many variations of puff pastries. Palmiers were everyone's favorite. Never knew these cookies are called palmiers. keep up good work