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Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies
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Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies is a quick and simple 4-ingredient recipe. They are known for their crunchy exterior and beautiful shape.

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies
Palmier Cookies is the most simple recipe in our Cookie Week collection. It’s the second recipe, yet truly the easiest. The base for this recipe is a store-bought prerolled buttery puff pastry. You sprinkle the pastry with a mixture of sugar and orange zest, roll, and bake. It’s so easy and so quick. But here’s a catch. I know, I know, there’s always a catch. We recommend making these cookies only a few days before Christmas or other special occasions because they are the most crunchy and delicious, the same day, the next day, or the third day.

Delicious French Palmier Cookies

Mmm, these cookies are so special. But even though they look and sound fancy, they are one of the easiest cookies you can make at home. These are the top reasons why we think you're going to like them:

  • beautifully golden-brown, crunchy, and delicious
  • with an intense orange flavor
  • the chocolate coating makes them unique and celebratory
  • it's a super quick recipe
  • we're only going to need four ingredients
  • perfect for special occasions like Christmas, New Year's Eve, or Valentine's day

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

How to make Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies at home

Palmier cookies are made with four simple and accessible ingredients: puff pastry, orange, chocolate, and sugar. You can find the whole recipe below, but we would love to walk you through the steps so it will be easier to make the recipe.

  1. Unroll the puff pastry. 
  2. Brush the pastry on both sides with egg yolk wash and sprinkle with a mixture of sugar and orange zest.
  3. Roll tightly.
  4. Cut into cookies
  5. Bake in the oven until golden-brown and crunchy.
  6. Dip half of the cooled cookie into melted dark chocolate.

Pastry dough for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Rolled Pastry for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Rolled pastry for Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Tips and tricks on how to make the best Palmier cookies at home

Here are our top three tips for the most delicious Chocolate-Dipped Palmier Cookies.

Puff pastry - use your favorite puff pastry. We always use prerolled, store-bought puff pastry since it's the quickest to use. Make sure to always use cold pastry straight from the fridge.

Baking - keep an eye on baking these cookies because the sugar can burn quickly. Also, halfway through baking, turn the pan for 180 degrees to ensure even baked cookies.

Chocolate - use dark chocolate, which complements the orange zest beautifully. We love choosing dark chocolate with about 60% - 65% cacao parts.

Cutting cookies into slices

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies before baking

Baked Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

How to store these Palmier Cookies

Store these fabulous Orange Palmier cookies at room temperature in an airtight container or cookie box for up to a week.

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Chocolate-Dipped Orange Palmier Cookies

Make these cookies for Christmas

Lets get cooking!

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  • preparation

    Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper. Position a rack in the middle of the oven. Preheat the fan-assisted oven to 200 °C / 390 °F or the conventional oven to 210 °C / 410 °F.

  • sprinkle the puff pastry with sugar

    Stir to combine the sugar with freshly grated orange zest in a bowl. Take your puff pastry out of the fridge. Unroll or if you're not using a prerolled puff pastry, roll it to a 2-3mm (1/8 -inch) thickness before using. Always keep your puff pastry cold. Brush with an egg yolk wash and sprinkle with half of the sugar mixture. Using a rolling pin, roll the pastry, pressing the sugar into the pastry to distribute it evenly. Turn the pastry around and repeat the process with the rest of the sugar mixture.

  • roll the pastry and cut into cookies

    Start rolling the pastry with your fingers. Tightly roll the bottom of the pastry toward the middle, stopping at the center. Then roll the top of the pastry to meet in the center. The thickness of both rolls should be the same size. Cut in half, then cut into 34 1/4-inch (0.5 cm) cookies using a serrated knife or another sharp knife.

  • bake

    Place the cookies on the prepared baking sheets, leaving enough space to expand, and using your finger, press each cooking down slightly. Bake each sheet separately. Bake for 12 - 14 minutes in the fan-assisted oven to 200 °C / 390 °F or in the conventional oven to 210 °C / 410 °F. Turn the baking sheet once while baking. Remove from the oven and allow to cool.

  • coat in chocolate

    Melt the dark chocolate in a microwave or a bowl over a pot filled with boiling water. Dip half of the Orange Palmier Cookies in melted chocolate and set aside for the chocolate to set.


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