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How to Make Cheesy Garlic French Palmiers

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You can make Cheesy Garlic French Palmiers with store-bought puff pastry. These crunchy palmiers are so delicious with simple ingredients!  

Palmiers are also called French hearts or elephant ears. They are simple and easy to make and only take about 15 minutes to bake.

We turned these into cheesy garlic Palmiers for a dinner party we were having and I am here to say that they were a hit!

What Makes These Cheesy Garlic French Palmiers SO Delicious

Using fresh herbs and good quality cheese is the key to making exceptional palmiers.

This recipe is a real crowd-pleaser and it only requires 6 ingredients! All you need is parchment paper, a sheet pan, and your ingredients.

With just puff pastry, garlic, herbs, and shredded cheese, you can make this recipe that is bursting with amazing flavor.

We made these for a get-together we were having and everyone raved about them. If you love Puff Pastry recipes, then make sure you check out my Paula Deen’s Puff Pastry Burgers.

How to Fold Palmiers

Palmiers have a fun elephant ear shape. To be able to get that shape, you need to fold the dough correctly.

I fold almost 1″ from the top edge and 1″ from the bottom edge. Later, I fold 1″ the top and bottom again.  Shortly, I fold two times from the top, and two times from the bottom equally until they meet almost in the center.

There will be a little gap in the middle, so when you fold one side over another they meet each other

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Yield: 12

Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers

Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers

Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers are perfect as holiday party snacks, and require only 6 ingredients to make! An easy recipe, loaded with zesty flavor!


  • 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
  • 1 1/4 cups Finely Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
  • 2-3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • Salt and pepper


    Lay each piece of puff pastry on a floured work surface and roll them lightly to remove the fold lines. Mix minced garlic, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl.
    Sprinkle the herb mix over the puff pastry sheets. Then sprinkle both sheets evenly with the cheese.
    Fold the pastry sheets in for 1/4 of the width on both sides. Fold in again so that the dough meets in the middle.

    Brush the folds of the puff pastry rolls with a beaten egg. Fold one more time. Wrap the roll in wax paper and place the rolls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill before cutting.
    When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Carefully slice each roll into 12 - 1/2-inch slices and lay them flat on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden.

Nutrition Information:



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Amount Per Serving: Calories: 112Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 34mgSodium: 165mgCarbohydrates: 3gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 6g

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