Thursday, March 30, 2017

Try It Thursday: Elephant Ear Palmiers


Hi there! Brunch, baby shower, and wedding shower season is upon us my friends! This is not my recipe at all- it's the fabulous Barefoot Contessa's. If you need a light cookie to serve or give out as a shower favor, Ina's cinnamon elephant ears aka palmiers are super easy and tasty to boot! Scroll on down and see how easy this pastry is to make!














Never fear! If your sugar carmelized a little too much, grab your cheese grater or microplane and get to work on the black spots. Nobody will know!



Ingredients:
* 1 cup sugar
* Kosher salt (I used sea salt.)
* 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
* 1 sheet of defrosted puff pastry

Directions:
* Preheat your oven to 450 degrees.
* Pour 1/2 cup of sugar onto your work surface. I usually put down wax paper or parchment paper first. Sprinkle a little bit of salt onto the sugar.
* Open up your puff pastry sheet on top of the sugar.
* In a bowl, mix together another 1/2 cup of sugar and 1/4 teaspoon of cinnamon. 
* Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture all over the puff pastry.
* You can either use your rolling pin directly onto the pastry, or if you're like me and like to keep things clean, put a piece of parchment paper on top of the pastry and roll it out.
* Roll the pastry into a square approximately 13 inches.
* Fold the edges about 1/3 of the way in.
* Fold those edges another 1/3 of the way in so they meet in the middle.
* Fold one half on top of the other. 
* Ina says to cut the dough into 3/8 inch sections. You can cut as thick or thin as you want. I cut my dough so that it makes approximately 15 cookies.
* Lay the cookies flat onto a parchment lined cookie sheet so you can visibly see the heart shape.
* Bake the cookies for about 6 minutes or until they are brown on the bottom.
* Pull the cookies out of the oven and flip over. Return to the oven for another 3 to 5 minutes.
* Store in an airtight container. These will keep for about 4 days.

*** Did you see my ugly batch in the pictures? If your sugar carmelized more than you'd like, get out your cheese grater or microplane and scrape off any unwanted parts. Nobody will know!

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16 comments:

  1. Those cookies look amazing and perfect for all of the Springtime events :)

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    1. Thanks, Holly! All credit to Barefoot Contessa- they're great for any shower where we celebrate love!

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  2. I LOVE Ina Garten so much and I love these Cuties!! I bet they are delicious too!! I have batches of things that don't turn out and then when they do, it's like yay, that's how they are suppose to be!!! Great and fun idea girl, I'd pop the whole thing in my mouth, lol!!

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    1. They're definitely a treat that I have to send to work with Robert because I'll eat more than one or two!

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  3. My left hand is holding my coffee which leaves my right hand free to hold one of these delectable little treats...if only I had one. I've always wanted to try making these. I love puff pastry. Next time I need a brunch treat, these will fit the bill. The microplane trick is GENIUS!

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    1. Yes, there are definitely times where even just an extra minute is too much and thank goodness for that microplane!

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    1. I think I want to try orange in them next time too to switch up the flavor a little!

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  5. I've always seen these and wondered how people make them! Looks pretty easy. They are perfect for large gatherings.

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    1. For sure- I usually do both rolls of the pastry puff for a party.

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  6. These are so cute and look delicious!

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    1. They make for a great baby shower treat! :)

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  7. Wow those look delicious and easy!

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    1. Super yummy but super against your upcoming sugar challenge!

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  8. These look so yummy! And so unique! I've never seen anything like this before!

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    1. Oh you'll have to try them some time- they'd be cute at Valentine's Day, too!

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