My new favorite! Nutella Palmiers! And there isn’t an easier recipe than this. All you need is a package of frozen puff pastry and a jar of Nutella. Really! That’s all!
My inspiration began while I was reading a circular from our local grocery store with a recipe for cinnamon palmiers. It sounded so easy and so delicious that I thought why not make it with something different, like my favorite spread, Nutella. And it worked better than I had thought. It seems to fit the roll as a cookie or as a sweet breakfast treat.
I wasn’t quite sure when I started what a palmier was so, of course, I had to look it up. It is actually a French word that means palm tree because the pastry is baked in the shape of a palm tree or, some say, a butterfly. Elsewhere it is known as elephant ears, palm leaves, french hearts or glasses. But no matter what it is called, it is really scrumptious.
There’s really not much to making this bakery favorite. First open the pastry sheet. Then spread with Nutella. Roll into a log and refrigerate.
When you’re ready to bake, remove from refrigerator and cut into 1/2″ thick slices. Place on cookie sheet and bake.
Wait until their cool, if you can, and have for breakfast or a snack. They’re also great for giving as gifts and holiday party cookie trays.
Let me know if you try it out. And I’m up for any ideas on other foods to make with these handy little puff pastries. In fact, soon you may see an appetizer recipe on this blog using puff pastry with broccoli and cheese.
On the 12th day of Christmas this Cookin” Mama sent to you… 12 Nutella Palmiers, 11 Forget Them Cookies, 10 Sure Bet Macaroons, 9 Almond Bar Cookies, 8 Pecan Sandies, 7 NuttZo Nut Butter Cookies, 6 Turtle Cheesecake Cookies, 5 Key Lime Truffles, 4 Vanilla Almond K Cookies, 3 Cookies and Cream Cookies, 2 Creme Brulee Cookies and a Chocolate Peppermint Drop.
We would love to see you back again after the holidays when we will be posting a series of healthy new recipes to start your year off on the right foot!
Until then, this will be our last post until 2015 so that we can spend the time with our family and friends celebrating the Christmas season. We want to wish all of you a very Merry Christmas and a healthy and Happy New Year from the 2 Cookin’ Mamas!