Palmier Cookies

Preparation 00:10
Cook Time 00:10
Total Time 0:20
Serves 12     adjust servings


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cup Extra Fine Granulated Sugar
  • gel food coloring, optional


  1. For tinted sugar, place 1/2 cup sugar into a baggie and add 3 - 5 drops of the desired color. Mix, shake, and massage sugar for even saturation. Let colored sugar dry overnight on a paper towel.
  2. To make Palimers, preheat oven to 450°F and line cookie sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Sprinkle work area with 1/2 cup sugar and lay puff pastry over top. Cover with the remaining 1/2 cup tinted sugar. Roll puff pastry out to a 12-inch rectangle, pressing sugar into the dough.
  4. Carefully roll the short ends toward the center. (The dough should look like a butterfly.) Cut 1-inch slices off of the roll and place on a prepared cookie sheet.
  5. Bake for 6 minutes, then reduce the temperature to 400°F and flip cookies over. Continue to bake for another 5 to 6 minutes, watching them carefully so they do not burn.
  6. Remove from oven and transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  7. The sugar will be HOT, so be careful when handling right out of the oven.
  8. Store in an airtight container away from humidity.


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