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Easy Palmiers Recipe (Palmeritas or Elephant Ear Cookies)

This Easy Palmiers recipe, made with just 2 ingredients, is one of my family’s all-time favorite treats! Perfect to share with family and friends during “Cafecito“ time. 
Course Dessert
Cuisine French
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 32 cookies
Calories 108kcal


  • ½ cup (100 gr) granulated sugar (see notes)
  • ½ cup (100 gr) demerara sugar
  • 2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted


  • Combine sugars in a small bowl.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the sugar onto a flat surface.
  • Unfold a sheet of puff pastry onto the sugar.
  • Pour ¼ cup of the sugar mixture on top, spreading it evenly on the puff pastry. With your hands or a rolling pin, press down the dough until the sugar is pressed into the puff pastry on top and bottom.
  • Starting from one of the long edges, roll the pastry up tightly to the center then repeat from the other side. Repeat with the other puff pastry sheet.
  • Cut the pastry roll into 3/8-in slices. Place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Freeze for 15 - 20 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, the Palmiers are in the freezer, preheat oven to 400º F (200º C).
  • Bake the cookies for 6 – 8 minutes until caramelized and brown on the bottom, then turn with a spatula and bake another 3 to 5 minutes until caramelized on the other side. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.




I love to mix a few different sugars together to make this recipe. My favorite mix is demerara and granulated sugar, but you can use just one or any other combination you like.
How to Thaw Puff Pastry?
The best way to thaw puff pastry is placing it in the refrigerator overnight. If you forgot to do it and are short on time, you can also place it on the counter to thaw for about 30 minutes. Once the pastry is bendable but still cool, it's ready to use.
Read my 5 Tips to Work with Puff Pastry in the body post. ??
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Please note that nutritional information is a rough estimate and it can vary depending on the products used.


Calories: 108kcal | Carbohydrates: 13g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 38mg | Potassium: 9mg | Sugar: 6g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.4mg