Cinnamon Orange Palmiers Recipe

Palmiers are quite fun to make and even more fun to eat. This recipe alone is reason enough to keep a package of good puff pastry in your freezer at all times. Wrapped up with a bit of holiday ribbon, they make a delicious homemade holiday gift.

HGTV shows you how to make cinnamon orange palmiers.

Cinnamon Orange Palmiers

Learn how to make cinnamon orange palmiers.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

YIELD: about 2 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 package puff pastry
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2-1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • zest of 1 large orange

Instructions

  1. Place sugar, cinnamon and zest in a bowl and mix well.
  2. On a clean flat work surface, sprinkle some of the sugar mixture.
  3. Place a 10-inch square of the puff pastry on top of the sugared surface and sprinkle the sugar mixture over it.
  4. Use a rolling pin to gently press some of the sugar into the dough.
  5. Bring one edge into the middle of the dough, followed by the opposite edge. Sprinkle with sugar and lightly roll. Bring the outside edge of each folded side to the middle again and repeat the sugaring process.
  6. Fold the two sides onto each other. Wrap loosely with parchment paper and place in the freezer for 30 minutes to firm up.
  7. Remove pastry from the freezer and preheat oven to 400˚F.
  8. With a sharp knife, cut the dough into 1/4" slices. Gently press the cut sides of each slice into the sugar mixture.
  9. Place the slices flat on a parchment-lined baking sheet and place in the oven on a center rack.
  10. Bake until the bottom of the palmiers begins to brown and caramelize (about 9-10 minutes). Remove from the oven and carefully turn the cookies over. Note: Use caution. The palmiers will be very hot.
  11. Continue baking for another 4-5 minutes until the other side is lightly browned.
  12. Remove from oven and allow to cool slightly on the baking sheet.
  13. Move cookies to wire cooling rack to cool completely.
HGTV shows you how to make cinnamon orange palmiers.

Cinnamon Orange Palmiers

Learn how to make cinnamon orange palmiers.

Photo by: Sam Henderson

Sam Henderson

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