Easy French Pastries Kids Can Make

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

If the idea of making French pastries intimidates you, this is the recipe you’ve been looking for. Palmiers are easy French pastries that anyone can make in less than half an hour. In fact, they’re so easy, that my two and half year old Corban is here to teach you how to make them for this week’s Mini Chef Mondays.

HOW TO MAKE THE FRENCH PASTRIES PALMIERS

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Hi I’m Corban, and today I’m going to show you how to make Palmiers. Palmiers is kind of a funny word so I call them “fancy French pastries”. I brought my jet along because I am a fighter pilot as well as a French pastry chef.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Start by thawing some puff pastry dough according to the package instructions. If it’s a little uneven you might need a rolling pin to smooth it out. Rolling pins also make great swords.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Even if it doesn’t need it, you should still let your mini chef roll it out a little bit, because it’s really fun.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Next it’s time to make your flavored sugar. You can use cinnamon, or your favorite mix of spices. We’re using my mama’s homemade pumpkin pie spice.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Stir it up really good. Then taste it to make sure it’s super yummy.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Now your mini chef can sprinkle it all over the puff pastry dough. It’s okay if they don’t sprinkle it evenly. Just show them the empty spots to cover.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Now they can use their hands to spread the flavored sugar all over the pastry dough. It’s important to use your hands to make fancy French pastries. Good thing mama made me wash mine!

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Now you roll one side up until it gets to the center of the pastry. A grown up might need to help with the rolling.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Then you roll the other side up to the center.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Now gently pat some more of the flavored sugar on top of the rolls.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Mama gently cut the pastry rolls with a BIG knife. I watched from a safe distance. She put them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and put them in the oven.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Halfway through cooking, she took them out and flipped them over so that both sides of the fancy French pastries will be flat.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

You’ll know they’re done when they are golden and flaky. Let them cool on a wire rack, and then you can have a fancy tea party!

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Our dog Phurba stood guard at the window to make sure no one disturbed our tea party.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

I inspected my fancy French pastries to make sure they all looked good. Then mama said I could eat them!

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Another successful recipe. I sure love to cook, especially when I get to eat what I make!

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Don’t forget the milk! I got to drink it from a very fancy cup.

Palmiers are easy French pastries made from puff pastry dough. So simple, my toddler demonstrates how to make them. Try this recipe with your kids today! Part of #MiniChefMondays on EatingRichly.com

Thanks for joining us today! I hope your mini chef loves this recipe as much as I do. Let us know in the comments below if there’s a recipe you’d love to see me make for a future Mini Chef Mondays post. See you next week!

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PALMIERS FRENCH PASTRIES RECIPE

Pumpkin Pie Spiced Palmiers French Pastries Recipe
Prep Time
20 mins
Cook Time
14 mins
Total Time
34 mins
 
Palmiers are light and flaky French pastries that are shockingly easy to make. Serve them at a tea party, or as a unique addition to a holiday cookie platter. Feel free to sub the pumpkin pie spice with your favorite mix of baking spices. As most boxes of puff pastry come with two sheets, feel free to double the recipe, or put the other sheet in a zip top bag in the freezer to use another day. Adapted from Food.com
Servings: 20
Calories: 69 kcal
Author: Diana Johnson
Ingredients
  • 1 puff pastry sheet
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice try our homemade pumpkin pie spice recipe
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Thaw the puff pastry sheet according to the package instructions. I put mine on a cutting board.
  3. Make sure it's an even thickness, using a rolling pin if you need to. You can also wet your finger slightly and press together any tears in the pastry dough.
  4. Mix the sugar and pumpkin pie spice together.
  5. Sprinkle the flavored sugar all over the pastry dough.
  6. Roll one side of the pastry dough to the halfway mark, and repeat with the other side.
  7. Use a sharp knife to cut the cookies about 1/2 an inch thick, then place them on a parchment lined cookie sheet.
  8. Sprinkle with any additional flavored sugar that is left behind on the cutting board.
  9. Bake for 6-8 minutes, until slightly puffy, and remove from the oven.
  10. Carefully flip all the cookies over and return to the oven for 4-6 minutes, until the center is cooked through and the edges are golden.
  11. Remove to a wire rack to cool.
Recipe Notes

Approximate cost/serving: I find that puff pastry sometimes goes on sale around the holidays, so I try to buy it then. You can also find coupons for it sometimes. I got mine for $3.50 a box, and made my own pumpkin pie spice from bulk spices, so this came out to just about $1.40 for us for the whole batch. So cheap!

Vegetarian: If you use Pepperidge Farm Puff Pastry, they are not only vegetarian, but vegan.

Nutrition Facts
Pumpkin Pie Spiced Palmiers French Pastries Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cookie g)
Calories 69 Calories from Fat 30
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 3.3gg 5%
Saturated Fat 0.9gg 5%
Cholesterol 0mgmg 0%
Sodium 60mgmg 3%
Total Carbohydrates 9gg 3%
Dietary Fiber 0.3gg 1%
Sugars 5.1gg
Protein 0.9gg 2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Mini Chef Mondays at EatingRichly.com. Palmiers are easy French pastries that kids can make. Step by step photos of my toddler making them!

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