Cinnamon Palmiers

Surprise! There’s another cookie flavour! Similar to the melted truffle cookies, I decided to do another cookie flavour for those of you that don’t want to go all out with the royal icing. As delicious as these cookies are, however, they are quite tedious to make.

If you’ve been around for a while, you’ll remember that for Halloween I had made Mummy Jalapeno Poppers. Ideally to make these palmiers you’d use actual puff pastry. Puff pastry, however, is quite difficult to make and takes really really long. So I’ve substituted it with rough puff pastry. Its slightly easier and the process is a little shorter, however, you still need to be careful. You can check out the recipe and process for making it here.

Anyway so once you’ve made your rough puff pastry, and it’s in its final stage of resting in the fridge, you want to make some cinnamon sugar. Honestly, I don’t follow any specific sugar to cinnamon ratio, I just add enough cinnamon to a bowl of sugar till I feel like it tastes right. Set your sugar aside, and melt some butter.

Next, roll out the rough puff until its a few millimetres thick and brush on a thin layer of butter. Sprinkle on a ton of the cinnamon sugar until the entire sheet is covered.

Now is the slightly delicate part, starting on one edge, gently roll the pastry inwards, until your halfway through, and then repeat the same process on the other side.

Once you’re done rolling, get a long piece of string and gently slip it under the roll. Now you want to get each end of the string in each hand, and cross it over the roll so that the roll cuts, to form these little heart shaped cookies.

Try keeping each cookie the same size so that baking time doesn’t need to vary so much.

Lay them all out on a baking tray, and bake in a preheated oven at 180C for 15 minutes, or until golden.

Allow it to cool in the tray for about half an hour after which feel free to gorge!

If you’re loving the cupcake stand I’ve displayed the cookies on as much as I have, be sure to check out Peacock Life for their Christmas collection!

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