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Easy Pistachio Cardamom Palmier Cookies

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If you are looking for an easy sweet treat that looks like you spent hours creating, this is the recipe for you! It doesn’t take a lot of time to create a stunning cookie that tastes even better than it looks. It’s hard to believe that this recipe comes together with only 5 ingredients!

A twist on the classic palmier.

This is my version of the classic French palmier cookie. If you’ve ever had any of those cookie tins growing up, you may have come across the palmier cookie. They look so beautiful with such a cute shape. Light, airy, crisp and not too sweet. 

Store-bought puff pastry will save you time.

It all starts with puff pastry. Store-bought is what makes this super quick to whip up. With so many options, you’ll want to use a regular puff pastry sheet. The most complicated part of this recipe is the folding of the pastry, but once you get the hang of it, it’s very straightforward.

Cardamom and pistachio are a classic combination and since these cookies are not too sweet, the white chocolate adds the perfect touch. Definitely one of my favourite flavour combos! These are perfect to have when accompanied by a warm cup of tea. 

Cardamom sugar sounds fancier than it is and it’s easy to make!

Just combine cardamom and sugar, and you’ve got your cardamom sugar! The flavour is SO good! Not that I think about it, imagine how great it would be on churros?! Hmm… possibly a new recipe idea?

Growers, not showers.

These babies GROW in the oven, so make sure to space them out evenly. If they look a bit funny going into the oven, don’t worry. You’ll be amazed at how they turn into something beautiful when they come out! The puff pastry grows and turns the cookies into a gorgeous layered heart shape. 

Ground pistachios may not be available to you. If they’re not, not problem! I used whole pistachio and coarsely ground them in a spice grinder. It works like a charm! IF you don’t have a spice grinder on hand, pop the pistachios into a heavy duty kitchen bag and go to town with a rolling pin. Could be a good way to de-stress. 😉 

These were a hit at my house. My personal taste-tester (my mom) absolutely loved them and I hope you do too. Whether you plan to enjoy them on your own or share them over some tea, it will be hard to have just one! Don’t say I didn’t warn you. 

Easy Pistachio Cardamom Palmier Cookies

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Recipe by asiamakes Course: Recipes, Snacks u0026amp; Appetizers, Sweets


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  • 1 sheet of puff pastry

  • ⅓ cup white sugar

  • ½ tbsp ground cardamom

  • ⅓ cup white chocolate melted

  • ⅓ cup crushed pistachios


  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  • Mix sugar and ground cardamom in a bowl.
  • Take half of the sugar and cardamom mixture and sprinkle it over your work surface.
  • Take your sheet of puff pastry and lay it over the cardamom and sugar mixture
  • Take the rest of the cardamom and sugar mixture and sprinkle it evenly over the puff pastry.
  • Folding lengthwise, take each side of the puff pastry and fold it inwards. Fold each side inwards once more until both sides meet in the middle. Finally, take one side of the pastry and fold it in half over the opposite side.
  • Cut the puff pastry into ½ inch thick slices and place on a parchment lined baking sheet.
  • Bake for 15-18 minutes flipping halfway until golden.
  • Remove cookies from over and allow to cool for 10 minutes.
  • While cookies cool, melt white chocolate. You can do this over a double boiler or in the microwave in 30 second increments.
  • Grind pistachios in a spice grinder or crush them in a heavy-duty kitchen bag with a rolling pin.
  • Once cookies have cooled, dip one half of them into the white chocolate and place on a wire rack.
  • Sprinkle crushed pistachios on top and allow for white chocolate to set.
  • Once the chocolate is set, they are ready! Serve with tea or enjoy as a snack on their own.

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