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French Palmier Cookies shaped in hearts with white chocolate colored pink on one side side of the heart cookie, also with pink sprinkles

Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies

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Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies shaped in hearts with white chocolate colored pink on one side side of the heart cookie, also with pink sprinkles

French Palmier cookies made special for Valentines

Biting into one of these not too rich, but multiple layers of  awesomeness Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies are…well, it’s on it’s way to being in love  😛 

But how can you get one you ask?

Do you live by a gourmet bakery?  It’s not convenient for me to get out to one all the time….

Do you have the moolah to purchase French Palmier Cookies anytime you want from the bakery? I don’t either….

Would you like me to show you how to economically and easily make these French inspired Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies from puff pastry? 

Don’t let the pastry part scare you.  You keep it in your freezer to bake up anytime you want to impress your family or guests with these Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies, even if it isn’t Valentines.

These cookies are so delicate and incredibly tender, and with this little trick of making them into a heart shape, they are perfect for guests, family and friends as gifts! 

Believe me, these delicious  Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies will make you everyone’s Sweetheart and they would be glorious put in little boxes or bags in:  THOUGHTFUL VALENTINE KINDNESS SWEETENS OUR DAY TOO

 





Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies

Ingredients:

1 package of frozen Puff pastry, defrost according to directions on the box. Be very careful not to let the dough come to room temperature

1/4 to 2/3 cups granulated sugar, may need more or less

Pink chocolate buttons/drops/melts

Sprinkles, if desired  

 

Directions:

Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Line 2 baking pans with parchment paper.

On a clean counter or cutting board,  liberally sprinkle with granulated sugar.

Take ONE of the thawed puff pastry sections out of the package (the box comes with 2 sections) and lay it on top of the sugar.

Sprinkle the pastry  liberally with more sugar.

French Palmiers made special for Valentines

Roll the pastry into a rectangle of just over an 1/8″ thickness.

French Palmiers made special for Valentines

 

 

Working from a long side, roll it together, not tight, but snug to the middle.

Repeat this with the other side, so that both rolls meet in the middle.

French Palmiers made special for Valentines

Mark at 1/2″ then slice the puff pastry.

French Palmier made special for Valentines




Place the cookies onto the parchment, allowing space, about 2-3″ apart.

French Palmier made special for Valentines

Loosen the middle of the dough and pinch the ends together to form a heart.

French Palmier made special for Valentines

 


Bake for 15-22 minutes, depending on the size of cookies and your oven.

Bake to a light brown yet make sure the center of the cookies are baked through.

French Palmiercookies made special for Valentines

Remove from oven and place on cooling rack.  

You can use the parchment paper for another batch of these same cookies.

When the cookies are all baked and cooled, place about 1/2 cup of the pink chocolate melts into a microwaveable bowl.

Heat for 15 seconds,

French Palmiers

Stir well.

Continue this process for 10 second intervals until the chocolate is smooth and warm to a bit more than a baby bath temperature.French Palmiers

Spread the cookies with the melted chocolate, all or half, as desired.

Frech Palmier cookies made special for ValentinesUse sprinkles if desired.French Palmiers

Allow chocolate to set up.

Store in an air-tight container. Use within 3 days.

Carrie Groneman’s recipe, Copyright Carrie Groneman, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014, 2018

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Easy Sweetheart French Palmier Cookies shaped in hearts with white chocolate colored pink on one side side of the heart cookie, also with pink sprinkles

French Palmier Cookies shaped in hearts with white chocolate colored pink on one side side of the heart cookie, also with pink sprinkles




French Palmier Cookies made special for Valentines

Apple Turnovers

Homemade Old Fashioned Apple Turnovers or Tarts

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Apple Turnovers

Apple Turnovers

Here is a wonderful old fashioned, easy and quick dessert that the whole family will enjoy.  The crust is flaky and tender.  The apple filling is a fabulous blend of tart and sweet. Give it a try with sugar sprinkled on top, or even a thin glaze.  This recipe can easily be made into tarts too!

 




Homemade Old Fashioned Apple Turnovers or Tarts

Ingredients:

1 tsp. grated orange zest

2-3 Tbl. freshly squeezed orange juice

1 ¼ lbs. tart apple

1/4 cup butter

3 Tbl. craisins or dried cherries, opt.

3 Tbl. sugar, plus extra for sprinkling on top

1 Tbl. flour

1/4 tsp. cinnamon

1/8 tsp. nutmeg pinch salt

1 package (17.3 oz, 2 sheets) frozen puff pastry, defrostedApple Turnovers 1




Directions:

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Peel, quarter, and core the apples and then cut them in ¾” dice.Apple TurnoversMelt the butter and toss with the sliced apples.

Cover a baking sheet with either parchment paper and place one layer of the apples on the sheet. 

Bake in the preheated 400 degree oven.Apple Turnovers 2Bake until browned, approx. 15 minutes, however this will depend on the size of apples. 

When the apples are browned on one side, turn over to brown on the other. 

Combine the orange zest and orange juice in a bowl. 

Very gently toss the browned apples, sugar, flour, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt; mix well.

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Flour a board and lightly roll each sheet of pastry to a 12×12” square. Apple Turnovers 4




Cut each sheet into 4 smaller squares and keep chilled until ready to use.Apple Turnovers 5Brush the edges of each square with an egg wash or water and neatly place about 1/3 cup of the apple mixture and seal by pressing the edges with a form (but not thin or it will burn).Apple Turnovers 6If you are adding in the craisins or dried cherries, add them on top of the apple mixture and brush edges with beaten egg as pictured above.Apple Turnovers 7




Fold the dough over the apple mixture to form a triangle.

Using the tines of a fork, press firmly to seal the edges of the turnover.Apple Turnovers 8Transfer to a sheet pan lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle with sugar, make 2 small slits Apple Turnovers 9Bake for 20 minutes in the 400 degree oven, until browned and puffed.

Serve warm or at room temperature.Apple Turnovers 10

To make tarts:

Roll the puff pastry to about 14”, then cut into 16 squares.

Put a bit of the apple mixture in each, and a couple of craisins, if using, in each tart.

Poke holes with a fork to vent instead of slits due to smaller size.

Copy­right Car­rie Grone­man, A Mother’s Shadow, 2014

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