“Sweet heart” palmiers cookie from the French cuisine

Palmier cookies

The addictively sweet “little hearts”cookie was the one riding on my mind for a few days now.  I used to love this as a child. It was  a huge treat from my dad when I was a child.  It really was the one I hated to share and anyone who gets close to me when I have one of those will get a fire dragon treatment. Yes i’m dreaming of “Pure sin”. I really am craving sugar today. So, ‘ cheats day ‘is on today. what are we making – palmiers cookie.

The palmier cookie or the elephant ear cookie is a crispy butter flavoured cookie. This yumminess from the French cuisine , perhaps originated in the 20th century. Palmiers would be the easiest cookies to bake if you have the perfect knack for the puff pastry. Once the puff pastry is done it’s all a matter of  the folding and the flavours.

Cheat time
Sweet heart Palmiers cookie

Sweet heart Palmiers cookie

So, this is where its gets to the point of cheat…

First cheat- I am using sugar ( I promise to make it better next time)

Second cheat- use a store bought frozen puff pastry sheet ( I did try the puff pastry many many times..well the end result looked like a flat piece of roti. I really may take some professional courses soon to get better at this but for now….. its cheats day)

Now it makes life easy.

 Palmiers cookie

palmier cookies cooling off

I believe it is quite possible that the baklava inspired the french palmiers cookie ( just my musing); But have to say this cookie is highly addictive and makes a perfect pretty gift option too. Do try out some more simple bakes which transform themselves as edible gifts too




Palmier cookies

Sweet heart palmiers cookies

From the french cuisine table
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Course Desserts, Snacks, Sweets and savories
Cuisine Baby toddler food, Baking, Continental, International, Kids choice, Vegan, Vegetarian, Winter
Servings 8 people
Calories 104 kcal


  • 1 pack frozen puff pastry sheets
  • 6 tbsp sugar fine/ refined
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon powder
  • 1/4 tsp green cardamom powder


  • Thaw the frozen puff pastry sheets. Usually I leave them in the fridge overnight to thaw
  • Preheat the oven for 10 minutes. at 180 degrees
  • Meanwhile let's create the flavours Mix two tbsp of fine sugar with half tsp sprinkling of cinnamon powder. To another two tbsp of sugar  add 1/4 tsp of cardamom powder.
  • Spread the thawed puff pastry sheet on a clean board with a dust of flour. Sprinkle the spiced sugar on the thawed puff pastry sheet. one flavour at a time. First the cinnamon sugar.
  • Now fold around one inch on either ends.
  • Fold them on from either side till they overlap.
  • Sprinkle more of the sugar on top, for the crunchy sweet exterior
  • Now cut into half inch slices.
  • Place the slices on a baking tray....lined with a baking sheet.Place it such that the folds are visible. Make sure you leave enough gap for the puff pastry to grow.
  • Bake at 180 degrees for around 1ominutes... flip the cookies gently over and set another 5 minutes so they brown evenly.
  • Cool on a wire rack...and store in an airtight container.
  • Follow the same procedure for the second sheet too...this time with cardamom flavoured sugar.
  • Enjoy your tea time.


Calories: 104kcalCarbohydrates: 16gProtein: 1gFat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 2gMonounsaturated Fat: 1gSodium: 28mgPotassium: 8mgFiber: 0.3gSugar: 11g
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6 years ago

Cheat or not, these cookies look delicious and bring back childhood memories Seema. Thanks for the awfully easy recipe ????

Poonam Bachhav
6 years ago

Was thinking of some quick snacking option for my son’s play date..this one sounds just perfect. Thanks for the share????

5 years ago

Just few ingredients and we can prepare these beauties…

Lata Lala
5 years ago

These small beauties reminds me how my kids used to love these. These seems to be very easy to make. Thank you for sharing detailed recipe.

Mayuri Patel
5 years ago

These palmiers bring back sweet memories for me too… we loved them and I’ve not had them in a very long time. Like your cheat recipe, just makes enjoying the cookies even more faster 😉

Priya Suresh
5 years ago

Never get bored of this flaky and dangerously addictive palmiers, we dont forget to bake these cuties often as they are simply easy to bake out if we have puff pastry sheets at home.

Vanitha Bhat
5 years ago

Can have these delicious beauties any time! Love the easy quick recipe you have shared 🙂

5 years ago

Wow! They look invcredibly simple. This would be a great recipe to make for potlucks and parties 🙂

5 years ago

Aahhh simply yumm… Me still love these cute addictive cookies. Your attempt looks wonderful. Superb share.

Sujata Roy
5 years ago

Loved these cuties. It reminds me of those heart shaped delicious biscuits. Looks beautiful and super tempting.

Geetha Priyanka
5 years ago

These little hearts are absolutely a treat for kids. Recipe sounds so simple to make as well. Thanks for sharing this easy peasy recipe.

5 years ago

These take me back to my childhood .. just like the little hearts that we relished!! Kids love these and these are nice to go with a cup of chai !!

5 years ago

They look amazing! Sometimes store-bought stuff is needed to make life easier. Talk about homemade puff pastry look like roti.. been there, done that..haha. I really want to try making the puff pastry at home one more time, hope I have some better luck 😀

5 years ago

This is one of my go to snack option as my kids love it…it is so easy and versatile recipe…you can fill it with anything and you get a new recipe

5 years ago

Looks so delish, I too believe in outsourcing part of my job. The work seems to be endless sometimes.

5 years ago

What a delicious and yummy looking palmiers, preparing with puff pastry it’s a lovely idea to save time and energy. I won’t stop at one though!

Nisha Ramesh
Nisha Ramesh
5 years ago

I am sure this kindles childhood memories for most of us. Can never go wrong with a French pastry. Absolutely delicious. Yours are done so well.

5 years ago

Very easy and simple recipe . Cookies looks so yummy ,kids will definitely love it. Bookmarked it

5 years ago

So so so easy and versatile recipe is this…Just fill it with anything and a new recipe will create !!!

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