The palmier cookie is truly the Cinderella of leftover puff pastry. # 80: Chocolate Palmiers
Is it possible to be messy and elegant at the same time? If so, I think these cookies have done it: melty chocolate butter is oozing everywhere, and delicate layers of crispy, flaky puff pastry curled into swirls.
I had a hefty pile of rough puff pastry leftover from making the tarte tatin. There’s no waste in my kitchen so I dived into researching palmier recipes. The name ‘palmier’ means ‘palm frond’ in French, referencing the broad curled shape of the cookie. I grew up calling then elephant ear cookies and I typically picked other pastries over them due to their conspicuous lack of chocolate. (One of my life mottos is still: the more chocolate the better.)
I re-rolled the remainder of the dough into a single rectangle.
Had a little too much fun with the filling… maybe I should call these zebra palmiers!
Three folds later – ta-daa! Starting to see how the cookies will look at the end.
I flipped them halfway through to get them golden and crispy on both sides.
Chocolate-y swirls, ready for munching!
If you already have puff pastry (homemade or frozen – no judgement) these can be made in less than 20 minutes. That’s what I call a magical cookie. Happy munching!
Rough puff pastry recipe from: https://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/quickest-puff-pastry-recipe-1927422