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Appetizers / Snacks

Cheesy Palmiers with Garlic & Chives

Appetizers set the tone for galas of all kinds — holiday open houses, festive dinner parties, or nibbles before the stroke of midnight. ‘Tis the season to celebrate — with small bites like these palmiers [pahlm-YAY]. They’re cheesy, buttery, and crispy — perfect cocktail companions.


about 32 palmiers

Total Time

45 minutes + chilling

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Test Kitchen Tip

To make it easier to spread the filling without tearing the dough, add dollops of the filling over the pastry, then spread it evenly.


Preheat oven to 400°. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper; set aside.

Combine goat cheese, Parmesan, chives, and garlic; season with salt and pepper flakes.

Unfold a pastry sheet on a lightly floured surface and roll into a 10×14-inch rectangle. (If dough gets warm, briefly freeze.) Spread half the cheese mixture evenly over pastry rectangle.

Roll up pastry evenly from both short sides until they meet in middle. Transfer rolled pastry to a prepared baking sheet; freeze until firm, 30 minutes. Repeat all steps with remaining pastry and filling.

Trim ends of rolls; discard scraps. Cut rolls crosswise into ¼- to ½-inch-thick slices. Arrange the palmiers on prepared baking sheets, spacing 1-inch apart. Brush tops of palmiers with egg wash; sprinkle with additional Parmesan.

Bake palmiers until golden brown, 2025 minutes. Let palmiers cool on baking sheets 5 minutes, then transfer to a rack. Palmiers are best served warm.


To form the palmiers’ characteristic shape, roll the short ends of the puff pastry together to meet.


Freezing the rolled dough for about 30 minutes makes slicing it much easier.

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