Sunday, November 9, 2014

Election Palmiers

This is the first selection from the new book Baked Occasions  After looking through the book, I can say that I am looking forward to some of the recipes- others, I'm not so sure about.

These cookies are familiar to me as "elephant ears" and usually are made quickly and simply with store-bought puff pastry. This was from scratch and the dough comes out melting in your mouth. They really are delicious, but I don't know if I would go through the somewhat drawn out process for such a simple cookies. That being said, the box they are in, is quickly emptying! The addition of the cayenne pepper ( I used ancho chili powder - that's what I had in the house) is a nice, subtle addition that adds an extra zing to the cookies.

You can find the recipe here at Baked Sunday Mornings. Enjoy!


  1. Your cookies look so good! Looks like the same process as making croissants.... that is a lot of work. But the end results look like it is totally worth it!

  2. Your palmiers look lovely, Yael. I agree with you, though - too much work for one little cookie that goes stale quickly. They were delicious, but I probably wouldn't make them again.

  3. Beautiful job, Yael! I love your coils, and the palmiers look nice and caramelized. I too felt that the dough was a lot of work, but I thought it was worth it. I bet the ancho chile was nice with cinnamon, something like the spices in Mexican chocolate. Yum! :)

  4. Your Palmiers look really yummy, Yael! They were very time intensive little buggers but they were really tasty! I didn't have cayenne pepper I didn't even think about using ancho chile pepper....I bet that was good! Nice job!

  5. They look perfect. Even though store-bought puff pastry would have been quicker, these give us such a great sense of accomplishment! And, they do melt in your mouth!


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