Cinnamon Palmiers Recipe | Irresistible French Pastry Delight — Under A Tin Roof (2024)

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Palmiers are a French pastry made with puff pastry dough, sugar, and sometimes a little ground cinnamon. They go by many names including Elephant Ears or Palm Leaves or even Shoe-Soles! I started making these a few years ago to sell in our store during busy weekends. They are one of the most simple puff pastry desserts or breakfast treats that you can make. This makes them a wonderful recipe for a beginner pastry baker!

If you love elegant pastries then you will absolutely adore these gourmet cinnamon snacks. In this easy palmiers tutorial, I will teach you how to make your own delicious homemade French pastries!

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palmiers in history:

Created in the early 1900s, their origin traces back to France though some claim they were originally baked in Austria. While we may never know where this flaky and mildly sweet cookie comes from, it’s absolutely delicious and we will simply have to enjoy them either way!

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ingredients to make palmiers:

The ingredients for making delicious homemade palmiers is incredibly simple! All you need is:

  • Puff Pastry. You can use store-bought puff pastry or homemade. If you have never made puff pastry from scratch before, it can be a little intimidating. I am here to tell you that it’s really not that difficult. If you have made pie crust before, then you can make puff pastry! There is a delicious recipe for homemade puff pastry in my cookbook, The Prairie Kitchen Cookbook.

  • Sugar

  • Cinnamon

And that’s it! Isn’t that amazing? These three ingredients create a mouthwatering and irresistible dessert that tastes incredible. I love simple recipes like that!

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final thoughts:

This type of pasty is not overly sweet, which makes it an ideal breakfast or tea time treat. I love them with my afternoon cup of coffee and an episode of Downton Abbey or Anne with an E. I have a suggested amount of cinnamon sugar for this particular recipe, but you can really play around with it if you like. Some palmiers have only sugar and some are simply just puff pastry. You can choose to flavor them however you like! I make my puff pastry homemade and the recipe is in my cookbook, The Prairie Kitchen Cookbook. I would highly recommend trying this if you are feeling adventurous!

xoxo Kayla

Cinnamon Palmiers

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Author: Kayla Lobermeier

Prep time: 30 MinCook time: 25 MinTotal time: 55 Min

Indulge in the irresistible charm of our Cinnamon Palmiers Recipe, a delightful French pastry treat that's both elegant and easy to make at home. Transform puff pastry into flaky cinnamon delights with our step-by-step tutorial. Elevate your snack game with these homemade palmiers, capturing the essence of gourmet elegance in every bite. Perfect for any occasion, these cinnamon-infused pastries are a delightful addition to your baking repertoire.


  • 1 portion homemade or store bought puff pastry, about 12 x 16-inch (30 x 40-cm) rectangle
  • 1/2 cup (100 g) granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp (6 g) ground cinnamon


  1. Preheat your oven to 425° F (218° C). Prepare two baking sheets with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. Roll out your puff pastry dough to a 12 x 16-inch (30 x 40-cm) rectangle.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together the sugar and cinnamon until well combined. Sprinkle generously with about 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar. Lightly roll the sugar into the pastry dough with your rolling pin.
  4. Flip the dough over and repeat on the opposite side with another 1/3 of the cinnamon sugar.
  5. With the widest sides of the pastry, roll them towards each other meeting in the middle and press down. It will look something like swirled heart shape.You should have a long cylinder shaped pastry, almost like a cinnamon roll.
  6. Slice the pastry into 1/2-inch (1-cm) thick slices, making about 24 palmier cookies.
  7. Place the cookies on the baking sheets, about 2-inches (5-cm) apart. Bake for 15 minutes and flip the cookies over. Bake for another 5 to 7 minutes or until golden brown.
  8. Allow the cookies to cool for about 5 to 10 minutes before eating.

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Kayla Lobermeier

Kayla Lobermeier is an author, blogger, recipe developer, photographer, homesteader, and co-owner of the brandUnder A Tin Roofwith her mother, Jill Haupt. She lives in rural Iowa with her husband, children, and parents on their multi-generational family farm.Under A Tin Roofis a small flower farm and online lifestyle company focused on sharing the joy of seasonal, slow living with others who enjoy gardening, preserving, and cooking with wholesome ingredients. Kayla has been sharing her family’s journey into a simpler and sustainable lifestyle for almost a decade,andshehas been featured in publications such asWillow and Sage Magazine, Where Women Cook, Heirloom Gardener, Folk Magazine, In Her Garden, Beekman 1802 Almanac,andGardenista.She has taught cooking and gardening lessons through Kirkwood Community College andhashosted farm-to-table suppers at her family farm. You can usually find her sipping on a hot cup of coffee, reading up on the domestic lives of the Victorians, and snuggling with barn cats. Visit Kayla atwww.underatinroof.comor on Instagram and YouTube @underatinroof.

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