Mini Palmiers

Mini Palmiers

French translation …..Palm tree……..hmmmm……not quite sure about that, but what I am sure about is these are the best little treats for……..…well anytime and I say anytime because they are so damn easy to make!

Mini Palmiers

2 ingredients …….that right just two!!!!

Made from puff pastry…….dough and butter that has been rolled and folded, to make layer,upon layer, upon layer…….. X 100 of flakey yummy buttery dough.

Now, if want to be all fancy schmancy, go ahead and make the pastry yourself……..I’m sure you can google a recipe…….but, if want all the best of pastry with no fuss, Pepperidge Farm is the way to go. It’s ready all ready……… they do all the hard work and you get all the glory.

Turbinado sugar is the other ingredient. I have mention this in several of my dessert recipes. It has become my go to sugar for desserts. It gives a nice crunchy layer to anything sweet.

So, you all know, I’m about the lesson, bout the lesson , no guessing………gee whiz I have been singing way too much lately…………. so here’s the lesson…………turbinado sugar is made by taking the first pressing of juice from sugar cane,slowly heating it to evaporate the water out of it which causes it to crystallize.The crystals are then spun in turbines or centrifuges.

This process is a big contrast to white sugar which is often much more heavily processed, and is generally made white by using a decolorizing filter like bone char to remove its natural color. Likewise, much brown sugar is actually white sugar with molasses added back into it to color it.

Some believe that turbinado sugar is a healthier alternative to other sweeteners because it undergoes less processing, and so retains more of the nutrients found in sugar cane juice. This method of production makes it suitable for vegans, since no animal byproducts are used. A teaspoon contains about a fair amount of calcium and potassium in addition to a negligible amount of iron. A cup of this sweetener also contains magnesium, phosphorus, and sodium.
So, while some argue about using sugar perhaps this is a case to use in moderation………like I know anything about moderation…….ha ha!

Mini Palmier

Now, I know Walmart is a long way from being French, but the first time I had a Palmier was from the deli/bakery at Walmart. It was awesome, flaky, sugary, and a little sticky and the things that make pastry delicious. I would stop and get them frequently on Fat Friday’s ……..that’s Tim and my days of the week to eat whatever……no holding back………not unlike some other days but still it, has been dubbed as such by the self proclaimed queen of making shit up………Me!!!!!

Which bring me to this recipe.I have visions of them being a nice addition to a Christmas cookie tray, as a potluck take along, or for that I need a dessert quick thing your husband or child just told you about……….you know that last minute panic deal!

But what I really like is ………..my own Palmiers anytime I want……but mini…….so they are really cute and absolutely perfect with a cup of coffee or tea.

Mini Palmiers Collage

So, walk don’t run and get the pastry and turbinado sugar to try these easy two ingredient Palmiers.

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Mini Palmiers

Mini Palmiers

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 35 minutes
  • Yield: 32 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1/23/4 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 package Pepperidge Farm puff-pastry sheets,thawed

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 400*
  2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoon of sugar on your work surface. Unfold pastry working with one sheet at a time, keeping the other sheet cover to prevent it from drying out.
  3. Place unfold sheet on the sugar. Roll it to an even thickness. Sprinkle it with 2-3 tablespoons of the sugar, pressing into the dough slightly.
  4. Starting at one long side of the rectangle, roll the pastry toward the center of the sheet, stopping at the middle. Repeat with the opposite long side, so the rolls meet. Trim the ends.
  5. Cut the roll into equal pieces. I find that dividing the roll in half, then the halves in half and half again is the easier way to have all even slices.Place slices on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper, spacing them 1 inch apart. I flattened my slightly before sprinkling with more of the sugar.
  6. Bake until golden and puffed, 20 to 23 minutes. Remove from oven and flip palmers over. They should have a nice caramelized bottom. Let cool for 5 minutes. Transfer to a wire rack. Repeat with the remaining ingredients. They can be served warm or at room temperature.

Keywords: puff pastry, make ahead, easy, 2 ingredient, cookie

 

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

I’m not sure I have ever mentioned this before, but I LOVE Pinterest!!!! I can get lost for hours, and hours!!! Those of you who love Pinterest, you know exactly what I mean!

Now, we all see these fabulous recipes, neat craft ideas, and all that Pinterest has to offer,but how much of it really works the way we see it………well these Oreo Stuffed Crescents did!!!! 

Now, I only have two complaints about Pinterest……1. I am never sure if I find a recipe and use it or parts of it, that I am giving credit to the right person for the idea/recipe and 2. I hate when you click on a recipe, and it goes to just a picture or something spammy!

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I saw these Oreo Stuffed Crescents on Pinterest the other day and knew I had to try it. I picked it up from the food blog Oh Bite It ! I did put my own spin on it…….as much as you can with such a simple, but tasty idea. 

The Oreo Stuffed Crescents took just minutes to prepare, minutes to bake, and were soooooo good!

The next time you are looking for a quick to fix sweet treat, try our Oreo Stuffed Crescents…….ad some vanilla ice cream…..hmmm, heaven!!!

They were husband and brother in law approved!!!!

Oreo Stuffed Crescents Collage

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Oreo Stuffed Crescents

Oreo Stuffed Crescents

  • Author: Adapted from Oh Bite It!
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 15 minutes
  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 8 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dinner rolls
  • 8 Oreo cookies
  • 1/2 cup miniature semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Heat oven to 375°F. Line cookie sheet with cooking parchment paper.
  2. Unroll dough; separate into 8 triangles. Place 1 cookie on wide end of each crescent. Fold dough up and over cookie and swirl around to completely cover the cookie, making sure all the seams are pinched and sealed. Place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  3. Using a pastry brush, brush each crescent with the heavy cream and sprinkle tops with chocolate chips.
  4. Bake about 12 minutes or until puffy and light golden brown.

Keywords: oreo cookie, crescent dinner roll, bake, easy

 

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

Gluten Free Double Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

As promised…………..Gluten Free Double Chocolate Pistachio Cookies……….

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 If anyone could tell these are gluten free I would eat my hat! These are some of the best cookies we’ve ever eaten. Double chocolate, crispy on the outside, and fudgy on the inside………a totally perfect cookie. A wonderful treat for those with a gluten intolerance and for those without.

Pistachios………you would think for all the cooking and baking I have done in my life I would have tried pistachios………but no, and neither had Tim. Well, unless you count the “Watergate Cake” that was popular when I was in my early twenties. It was made with pistachio pudding. After tasting them lets just say the pudding does not do justice to these little green nuggets. They are wonderful and I will definitely be searching for other ways to use them.

Gluten Free Double CHocolate Pistachio Cookies

Another thing that I like about this recipe, is that it doesn’t make a huge amount of cookies. It makes ten or so, which is perfect. Enough to share if you are so inclined, but not so many that you are eating them for a month…….like they would last that long at our house…..lol.

So, whether you need a gluten free cookie or not these are a a chocolate lovers delight and a pistachio lovers dream all in one yummy cookie!

Gluten Free Double CHocolate Pistachio Cookie Collage

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Gluten Free Double Chocolate Pistachio Cookies

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 10 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Yield: 2 dozen 1x
  • Category: Cookies
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup almond flour
  • 1/3 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • Sea salt to taste
  • 1/4 cup coconut oil
  • 1/2 cup turbinado sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup pistachios, chopped

Instructions

  1. Combine flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and sea salt in a bowl then set aside. In a separate bowl beat coconut oil with a hand/stand mixer until creamy then add in sugar. Beat in the egg and vanilla extract. Pour in dry ingredients and stir with a wooden spoon until well combined. Fold in chocolate chips and pistachios.
  2. Using an ice cream scoop, scoop batter on a parchment lined cookie sheet. Place in the fridge for 1 hour.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Bake cookies for 10-12 minutes, then let cool for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.

Keywords: chocolate, almond flour, pistachios, cookie, gluten free