Tested till perfect Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

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By The Canadian Living Test Kitchen

Source: Canadian Living Holiday Cookbook: Fall 2010

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  • Prep time 20 minutes Chill: 3 hours
  • Total time 14 minutes
  • Portion size 100 cookies


  • 1 cup 1cupgranulated sugar
  • 2 tsp 2tspcinnamon

Quick Puff Pastry:

  • 1 cup 1cupcold unsalted butter
  • 1-2/3 cups 1-2/3cupsall-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp 1/2tspsalt
  • 1/3 cup 1/3cupcold water
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Quick Puff Pastry: Cut butter into 1/2-inch (1 cm) cubes. Set aside 3/4 cup (175 mL) of the butter in refrigerator.

In food processor, pulse flour with salt. Sprinkle with remaining butter; pulse until indistinguishable, about 10 seconds. Sprinkle with reserved butter; pulse 4 or 5 times to cut into pea-size pieces.

Pour water evenly over mixture (not through feed tube). Pulse 6 to 8 times until mixture is loose and ragged (do not let ball form). Transfer to floured waxed paper; gather and press into rectangle. Dust with flour; top with waxed paper. Roll out into 15- x 12-inch (38 x 30 cm) rectangle.

Remove top paper. Starting at long edge and using bottom paper to lift pastry, fold over one-third; fold opposite long edge over top, bringing flush with edge of first fold to make 15- x 4-inch (38 x 10 cm) rectangle.

Starting from 1 short end, roll up firmly; flatten into 5-inch (12 cm) square. Cut in half; wrap each and refrigerate until firm, about 1 hour.

In bowl, mix sugar with cinnamon; sprinkle about 1/2 cup (125 mL) over work surface. Flipping often for sugar mixture to adhere, roll out 1 piece of dough into 15- x 12-inch (38 x 30 cm) rectangle; trim edges to straighten. Repeat with remaining sugar mixture and dough.

Fold each long edge to meet in centre; press firmly. Repeat. Fold 1 half lengthwise over other like book; press firmly. Wrap and refrigerate until firm, about 2 hours. Repeat folding, wrapping and refrigerating with remaining dough.

Slice crosswise into generous 1/4-inch (5 mm) thick slices. Place, about 2 inches (5 cm) apart, on parchment paper–lined baking sheets.

Bake in 400°F (200°C) oven until puffed and golden around edges, 10 to 11 minutes. Turn over and bake until golden, about 4 minutes. Let cool on pans on racks for 5 minutes; transfer to racks and let cool completely.

Nutritional Information Per cookie: about

cal 38 pro 0 total fat 2g sat. fat 1g
carb 4g fibre 0 chol 6mg sodium 14mg
potassium 4mg

% RDI:

iron 1 vit A 2 folate 2
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