Chocolate Chip Palmiers

Palmiers are so versatile...savory or sweet. Easy to make, impossible to mess up and best of all: fast. Mostly, I prefer savory palmiers. The choices for fillings are everywhere online if you need guidance, but use your imagination. I serve them frequently with cocktails.
I've only made sweet palmiers once before, last fall: the apple cinnamon version.  We have to be careful in Florida as palmiers don't like humidity much so it's best to serve them fairly quickly after you make them. Certainly the same day. At any rate, I saw this chocolate chip idea on Pinterest (forgot to write down whose) and thought I'd make them. Using Ina Garten's basic sweet palmier recipe but adding mini chocolate chips, you'll find these a big hit...everyone will love this crunchy, sticky cookie with the little bits of chocolate hiding in the swirls.

Chocolate Chip Palmiers

2 cups granulated sugar
dash kosher salt
2 sheets puff pastry, defrosted in fridge overnight
1/3 cup or so mini chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. 
Line a cookie sheet with parchment paper and spray it with cooking spray.

Spread 1 cup sugar on a flat surface, the size of your puff pastry. Place the pastry sheet on top of the sugar. Sprinkle generously with sugar (about 1/4 to 1/3 cup) Use a rolling pin to roll the pastry gently. Sprinkle the chocolate chips over the top and with your fingers, press them into the puff pastry. 

Fold the short ends over about halfway to the center. Fold them over again, so that the two folds meet in the center of the pastry sheet. Gently fold one side over the other, so when you look at the end, it looks like an oblong heart. Slice the cookies about 3/4 of an inch thick and place on your cookie sheet.  Repeat with other sheet of puff pastry.
Bake for about 10 minutes. Remove from oven and carefully turn them over. Use a metal spatula and remember how hot melted sugar is. Bake an additional 6-8 minutes, until the bottoms are as browned as the tops. Let sit for a minute and then remove to cool completely.


  1. Those look like a great idea!

  2. You can never go wrong with chocolate! :) What a delightful idea, Barbara.

  3. They look very inviting with chocolate chips! Love your new profile photo, Barbara.

  4. Palmiers are on my list of things to master, but like a lot of things, I've never really gotten around to making them. Thanks for the tip on the humidity in Florida. Your Palmiers with chocolate chips sound delicious and are so pretty.

  5. puff pastry AND chocolate--be still my heart (and salivary glands)! :)

  6. I have never made palmier...and yes, the idea of having chocolate chips in it just sound and look wonderful.
    Thanks for the inspiration Barbara...have a great week :)

  7. Hi Barbara, these really look delicious, my daughter used to work in a French bakery and used to bring these home. Oh how I enjoyed them. Take care!

  8. What a great idea to serve with cocktails! I love it...



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