Classic French Palmiers – Elephant Ears

  • Author: Melissa
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 8 minutes
  • Total Time: 13 minutes
  • Yield: 15 cookies 1x


These Classic French Palmiers, also known as Elephant Ears, are packed with cinnamon and sugar. The whimsical swirls are so pretty and easy to make! Palmiers are light and crispy- perfect for dipping in hot chocolate or coffee.



  • 2/3 cup granulaed sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 sheet of puff pastry, defrosted but cold


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie pans with parchment paper or silicone baking mat.
  2. Combine the granulated sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl. Spread half of the mixture into an even layer on your work surface and cover with the puff pastry, and then spread the remaining cinnamon-sugar mixture evenly over the entire top of the puff pastry.
  3. Use the rolling pin to press the cinnamon-sugar mixture into the puff pastry, and help to spread the pastry out a bit.
  4. Tightly (and evenly) roll each of the long sides of the puff pastry toward the center of the pastry.
  5. With a sharp knife cut the roll in 1/2 inch slices, being careful not to lose all the cinnamon-sugar mixture.
  6. Place cut cookies on prepared baking sheets, two to three inches apart to allow for for the the pastry to puff up.
  7. Bake for 6-8 minutes, or until they are lightly browned and puffy.

  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: French Palmiers Elephant Ears