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Valentines Palmiers

I love the twist to these Valentines Palmiers! The pastry dough leaves a sweet crunch and they’ll definitely add a bit of happiness to your day!

Want some fast and easy cookies tonight??
Want cookies that will impress friends and co-workers??
Want cookies that will make other Mom’s wonder how you possibly have the time to bake such a wonderful treat??
Should I keep my day job and NOT go into “pitch- man” school??
If the answer is YES to all these questions, then you should make these PALMIERS!!
According to Epicurious:
palmier
[pahlm-YAY]
Also called palm leaves , this crispy delicacy is PUFF PASTRY dough that is sprinkled with granulated sugar, folded and rolled several times, then cut into thin strips. After baking, these golden brown, caramelized pastries are served with coffee or tea or as a dessert accompaniment.

 

Or, you can poke a stick through them and then add your own graffiti, like I did!

‘Cuz, you know, they are for my kid…

 

Here’s what you need:
sugar for the counter – I used white and red sugar for the holiday
1/2 package of frozen puff pastry – 1 sheet
1/2 cup sugar in a bowl
melted chocolate – I used some red
lollipop sticks

 

Preheat oven to 450 and cut parchment paper to fit in your cookie sheet.  I preheated to 450 and then reduced the heat to 425 to bake.
Sprinkle sugar all over your working surface and lay thawed puff pastry on sugar. Pour more sugar over the pastry. DO NOT use all red sugar. I did and it was not pretty! Trust me on this one.
Roll pastry out to 13 X 13 inch square, should be 1/8 inch thick.
Fold edges in 2 inches, then in again, then over on itself. Place back in the fridge for 15 minutes before slicing. Keeps you from smooshing it.
Cut dough in 1/4 inch slices and coat cut sides with more sugar. For a picture, look here.
Place on cookie sheet and slide lollipop stick in the middle. Give it a little pinch around the stick, but the sugar will keep it from being sticky.
Bake for 6 minutes, flip over and bake for another 3 – 5 minutes until cookies start to turn golden brown.They burn quickly and will look ugly and taste nasty – blech! See??
Cool completely and then dip into melted chocolate (for your high tea service).
Or have fun with the decorations and let your kids play Picaso with their food!

I loved how the sugar caramelizes on the edges. It really makes them look so lovely and elegant.
The red lightened to a beautiful pink which I thought was just perfect for Valentine’s Day.
I can see making these again without a stick and dipping them into chocolate.

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Meg Sweet Twist

Monday 7th of January 2013

Very Cute and I love how you are thinking Valentines Day already.

Heidi

Monday 7th of January 2013

Hi, Karyn. I didn't make the connection until just now (coming to pin your post) that you are the same Karyn I see all of the time on online blogcon. I've seen both pictures (the one here on the one on your facebook profile) tons of times, but I never made the connection that they were both you. I guess I'm pretty unobservant! Love these "lollipops!"

Jill @ KitchenFunWithMy3Sons.com

Friday 17th of February 2012

We featured your cute cookies today from last weeks Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party....http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html Please feel free to stop by and grab our featured button!

Lindsi B

Wednesday 15th of February 2012

I'd love it if you would share this with my readers for Fun Stuff Fridays. Would you please link up? http://www.toysinthedryer.com/2012/02/14-days-of-valentines-fun-stuff-fridays_10.html

Emily

Monday 13th of February 2012

so lovely! Wow, I'm really impressed! I came over from Making the world cuter! Would love for you to link this up to my Tasty Tuesday Party which opens tonight! http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/