How to Make Coeur De Palmier

by Dominique Agnes


  • 1 Cup Butter
  • 2 Cups Flour
  • ½ Teaspoons Salt
  • ⅔ Cups Cold water
  • Granulated sugar
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Are you making these for yourself or for someone else? If you're gonna eat them or if you like the people who are going to eat them then do the dough by hand otherwise screw them and go the easy way!

    Step 2

    2 cups flour

    Step 3

    1/2 tsp salt

    Step 4

    On the work surface combine the flour and the salt

    Step 5

    Pour the cold water little by little in the middle and stir by hand without overworking the dough. It should look ragged.

    Step 6


    Step 7

    I know what you're thinking, "this is not enough butter" ... Actually this is what the recipe calls for but if you don't feel like running on the treadmill for a week reduce the amount to 2 sticks.

    Step 8

    I know, I know... Stop whining

    Step 9

    There's a ball of dough somewhere in there

    Step 10

    It is not just rolling but more like pounding the butter into the dough until you have a rectangle

    Step 11

    Fold the 2 ends to the middle

    Step 12

    Then fold in half, that's 1 turn. We just need 2 more!

    Step 13

    Roll again to a rectangle

    Step 14

    Forgot to say don't do this if your kitchen is really hot or you'll have a mess in your hands. Refrigerate for 15 minutes if the butter gets soft.

    Step 15

    Fold the 2 ends to the middle again. Phase 1 of second fold

    Step 16

    Fold in half again. 2nd fold is complete, 1 more

    Step 17

    Looks good, same procedure for the 3rd fold

    Step 18

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30 minutes

    Step 19

    Cover the work surface with granulated sugar

    Step 20

    Roll to a 9 by 13 rectangle, spread sugar on the top and roll out lightly, pushing sugar into the dough

    Step 21

    Make it look pretty for the photo

    Step 22

    Fold 1 inch on both side

    Step 23

    Second fold

    Step 24

    Roll lightly

    Step 25

    Last fold and roll

    Step 26

    Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate 15 minutes

    Step 27

    Cover the cooking sheet with parchment paper

    Step 28

    Cut the cookies

    Step 29

    Place them on the baking sheet

    Step 30

    Cook at 375F for 15 minutes then flip the cookies and cook another 4 minutes. CAREFUL WHEN HANDLING THE COOKIES, THE SUGAR IS EXTREMELY HOT

    Step 31

    If you don't want to make the pastry dough by hand just buy puff pastry dough at the store, I won't tell anyone.