Orange and Cinnamon Palmiers

I was looking for a sweets recipe one day that was simple to make and light in taste.  I found and adapted this recipe from Anne Burrell from over at the Food Network and was very pleased with the results.

These palmiers are light and flaky with a mild hint of orange, cinnamon and nutmeg. Plus, using the pre-packaged puff pasty makes them ever so easy to make! 

They'd be absolutely perfect with a spot of tea in the afternoon or for a ladies lunch or shower.  Just lovely!

**Note - This recipe (as written) yields about 1 dozen palmiers. However I doubled the recipe (as shown in my pictures).  You can adapt the quantity of ingredients to suit your needs.


1/2 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon cardamom
1/8 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg
2 tablespoons orange zest
2 tablespoons melted butter
1/2 package frozen puff pastry, thawed
All-purpose flour for rolling out pastry

-Combine the sugar, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and orange zest in a bowl.
-Using a rolling pin, roll the puff pastry onto a floured surface and into an even rectangle about 1/8" thick.
-Gently brush the surface of the pastry with the melted butter.
-Sprinkle the cinnamon, sugar mixture evenly over the surface of the puff pastry, making sure to press the mixture gently into the pastry.
-Starting with the short side, roll up each side of the rectangle to meet in the center.
-Brush the middle (where the two ends meet) with melted butter and press the pastry together to seal the dough.
-Place your rolled dough (baking sheet and all) in the freezer for approximately 30 minutes.  This makes for easier cutting where you;re ready to bake your palmiers.
-Preheat your oven to 400 degrees.
-Cut the dough into 1/4" thick slices and lay them on a parchment lined baking sheet, allowing room for them to grow.
-Bake your palmiers for 12 minutes and then, using a spatula, turn your cookies over and bake for an additional 6 or 7 minutes or when your cookies are a nice golden brown.
-Allow to cool on a cooling rack before serving.

Orange and Cinnamon Palmier Recipe

Orange and Cinnamon Palmier Recipe

-Grab your cup of tea and a few moments to relax, and then savor the flavors.

Until we eat again,

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