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Cinnamon Elephant Ear Cookies

Cinnamon Elephant Ear Cookies - Palmier Cookies

Cinnamon Elephant Ear Cookies, also known as Palmiers cookies or French Palmier Cookies are the perfect light and sweet cookie. This Palmiers recipe has just 3 ingredients, and they are super easy to make.
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 16 minutes
Servings 48
Author Lauren


  • cup sugar
  • teaspoons cinnamon
  • 2 sheets Puff Pastry thaw according to package


  • Preheat oven to 400°F.
  • Combine the sugar and cinnamon together in a bowl.
  • Evenly cover your counter with 1/4 cinnamon sugar mixture in the shape of the puff pastry sheet.
  • Unfold your first pastry sheet on the sugar mixer.
  • Than cover the surface of the puff pastry with ¼ cup of the cinnamon sugar mixture.
  • With a rolling pin, roll out the puff pastry sheet in both directions to create a slightly flatter and even surface. Roll the dough out to approximately a 13” by 13” square.
  • Fold two sides of the puff pastry towards the center so they go halfway to the middle. Fold them again so the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then fold 1 half over the other half to resemble a closed book. This will result in 6 layers.
  • Repeat the process with the second sheet of puff pastry.
  • Place the dough for 15 minutes to allow the butter to harden slightly before cutting.
  • Slice the dough into ⅜-inch slices.
  • Place the cookies 2 inches apart on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • Bake the cookies for 12 minutes, then turn over with a spatula and bake another 4 minutes.
  • Immediately transfer the cookies to a cooling rack.
  • Store the cookies in an airtight container.