Gingersnap Palmiers Recipe

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How To Make Gingersnap Palmiers

Palmiers are a flaky French cookie. In this recipe, the cookies are flavored with an aromatic combination of ginger and spiced-infused sugar.

Preparation: 30 minutes
Cooking: 30 minutes
Total: 1 hour



  • ½cuplight-brown sugar
  • ¼cupdark molasses,unsulfured
  • 2tspfresh ginger,finely grated
  • cupsugar,granulated
  • ½tspcoarse salt
  • ½tspground cinnamon
  • ½tspnutmeg,freshly grated
  • ¼tspground allspice
  • ¼tspfreshly ground pepper
  • 14ozgood-quality thawed frozen puff pastry


  1. Bring brown sugar, molasses, ginger, and ¼ cup water to a simmer in a saucepan, whisking until sugar has dissolved. Simmer until slightly thickened. Pour syrup into a bowl; let cool.

  2. Whisk granulated sugar, salt, and spices in a bowl. Lightly sprinkle sugar mixture over a clean work surface; place puff pastry on top.

  3. Cut into two 10½x7-inch pieces. Sprinkle generously with sugar mixture; press into pastry with a rolling pin. Brush generously with syrup.

  4. Working with 1 piece of dough at a time, roll in from both long sides, meeting in the center; brush with syrup to seal. Sprinkle generously with sugar mixture. Wrap in plastic, and freeze until firm, for at least 3 hours (up to overnight).

  5. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut dough crosswise into half-inch-thick slices. Dip slices in sugar mixture. Space 2 inches apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet.

  6. Flatten with palm. Freeze 30 minutes.

  7. Bake 10 minutes. Flip, and brush with syrup. Reduce oven temperature to 400 degrees F.

  8. Bake until darkened, which would take 10 minutes more. Transfer palmiers to a wire rack; let cool completely.

  9. Palmiers can be stored in an airtight container up to 3 days.


  • Calories: 229.01kcal
  • Fat: 12.65g
  • Saturated Fat: 3.22g
  • Monounsaturated Fat: 7.15g
  • Polyunsaturated Fat: 1.62g
  • Carbohydrates: 26.91g
  • Fiber: 0.60g
  • Sugar: 11.93g
  • Protein: 2.45g
  • Sodium: 110.07mg
  • Calcium: 24.57mg
  • Potassium: 134.40mg
  • Iron: 1.24mg
  • Vitamin A: 0.05µg
  • Vitamin C: 0.04mg
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