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Valentine's Day Heart French Palmier Cookies

Happy Valentine's Day! Heart French Palmier Cookies with step by step instructions, so easy once you know the secret ingredient and the cookie baking tips!
Prep Time30 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time50 mins
Course: Desserts & Sweets
Cuisine: French
Keyword: heart cookies, Valentine's Day cookies
Servings: 20
Calories: 212kcal


  • 1 box puff pastry Pepperidge Farm
  • 2 cups sugar
  • Optional: Assorted colored sugars candies, sprinkles, and white chocolate chips (melted chocolate)


Palmier Cookie Prep

  • Thaw puff pastry sheet at room temperature 40 minutes or until it unfolds easily.
  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees.

Roll Out Puff Pastry

  • Sprinkle 1/2 cup of white granulated sugar evenly on the counter or wooden board.
  • Open sheet and lay flat on work surface. Evenly sprinkle 1/2 cup of sugar on top puff pastry sheet.
  • Use rolling-pin, roll the puff pastry sheet until it's about 13 x 13 inches square. The sugar will press into the puff pastry on top and bottom.
  • At this point, you can sprinkle colored sugar on one or both sides before folding or rolling up. Rolling creates a scroll look and the flat traditional fold creates the classic palmier shape.

Choose Palmier Shape

  • Traditional Palmiers: Fold towards the center halfway to the middle, fold again until you have several layers, turn on side to slice into 3/8 inch slices.
  • Heart Shape Palmiers: After sprinkling color sugar, tightly roll the dough from each side until it meets in the middle. Slice the dough into 1/2 inch slices, slightly pinch together the bottom of the heart shaped dough point to create a heart.

Bake Palmiers

  • To Bake: Place the slices, cut side up, on baking sheets lined with Silpat mats or parchment paper.
  • Bake the cookies 400 for 20 minutes until golden brown. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.
  • Optional: Dip 1/2 cookie into melted chocolate and sprinkle with sugar sprinkles or candies.


Calories: 212kcal | Carbohydrates: 31g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 61mg | Potassium: 14mg | Sugar: 20g | Calcium: 2mg | Iron: 0.6mg