Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

Friday, February 9, 2018

Gluten-Free Cinnamon Sugar Palmiers

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These flaky French puff pastry cookies have been given a gluten-free makeover and are jam-packed with sweet sugar and cinnamon!
These flaky French puff pastry cookies have been given a gluten-free makeover and are jam-packed with sweet sugar and cinnamon!

Yield: 2 dozen
Prep time: 10 minutes
Cook time: 6 minutes
Diet: Gluten-Free

Palmiers sort of have an identity crisis--they are known by so many different names: pig's ear, elephant ear, palm leaves, coeur de France, French hearts, shoe-soles and even glasses. It doesn't matter what you call them, you'll be too busy devouring them to say much of anything apart from "Yum!" and "OMG!".



Perfect Puff Pastry Gluten-Free French Palmiers with Cinnamon & Sugar Recipe

Beyond not knowing what name they want to be called, they also don't know what they want to even be. Are they a cookie? Are they a pastry? What are they?! I think these gluten-free cinnamon sugar palmiers are delicious; especially when dunked into a cup of milky tea or a frothy latte. These are total "Yassssssss" cookies. 

There are two names any foodie Francophile knows: Julia Childs and Larousse. According to the Larousse Gastronomique (an entire food encyclopedia, y'all) a palmier is:


A small pastry made of a sugared and double-rolled sheet of puff pastry cut into slices, the distinctive shape of which resembles the foliage of a palm tree, first made at the beginning of the 20th century.
How to make gluten-free homemade palmier cookies