The holidays got a little sweeter with these honey hazelnut orange spice palmiers made with Tate + Lyle® Honey Granules. These gorgeous little holiday cookies are packed with flavor and holiday cheer!
I feel like I haven’t shared nearly enough holiday recipes with you and for that, I am sorry. If you have room on your holiday cookie plates, you’ve GOT to try these honey hazelnut orange spice palmiers. They have a ton of incredible flavor and play a joyful song of holiday cheer on your tastebuds. I love these straight out of the oven when they are just cool enough to handle, but they taste just as amazing days later – if they manage to last that long. I ate about 10 (probably more, I lost count!) of them within a few hours.
What makes these hazelnut orange spice palmiers so incredible is that kiss of honey from the Tate + Lyle® Honey Granules (yes, the same ones I used in my honey apple spice doughnut bundt cake). That way I can integrate honey flavor without adding unwanted liquid in the mixture which is very important when making palmiers. Tate + Lyle® Honey Granules are a free flowing blend of honey and pure cane sugar that you can substitute for some or all of your sugar in your baked good to provide an addictive touch of honey to everything you bake. You can also replace most of the honey in other recipes by using a 1:1 ratio of the Honey Granules, plus an additional 1/4 cup of liquid (so if a recipe calls for 1/2 cup of honey, you can use 1/2 cup of Honey Granules and then add 1/4 cup of one of the other liquids that is already in the recipe)
Normally, I would ask that you make your own puff pastry simply because it is so delicious! But let’s be honest, who has time for that, especially during the holidays? Besides, the real star of the show isn’t the puff pastry, ammiright? It’s really just a vehicle for those caramelized honey granules and hazelnuts and orange spice flavors. By using premade puff pastry and cutting down the time it makes to create these honey hazelnut orange spice palmiers we have more time for spending time with friends and family – and eating. And that’s always a good thing!
This recipe also makes a lot of palmiers which means you get to give some away – and keep some for yourself! If you want to pick up your own bag of Tate + Lyle Honey Granules, you can find them at your local Walmart!
- ⅔ cups whole hazelnuts, toasted
- 1 cup Tate + Lyle® Honey Granules, plus extra for dusting
- zest of one orange
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ teaspoon ginger
- ⅛ teaspoon cayenne pepper
- pinch of salt
- 3 sheets of puff pastry
- ½ cup (8 tablespoons) unsalted butter, melted
- In a food processor, add the hazelnuts, Honey Granules, zest, cinnamon, ginger, and cayenne pepper and process until everything combines to become a fine powder.
- Very lightly dust a surface with Honey Granules and lay out your puff pastry. Brush each generously with the melted butter. Evenly divide the hazelnut mixture over each pastry and spread out to the edges. Very gently press down to adhere.
- Take one puff pastry and begin to tightly roll one of the long sides of the pastry. Roll it to the middle of the pastry, then roll the other side up to meet the first roll. Repeat this with the remaining two puff pastries. Place them in the refrigerator to chill for about an hour, or until firm.
- Preheat the oven to 420 degrees F.
- Take out your pastries and begin to cut very thin slices that are just under ¼ inch in thickness. and lay cut side down onto a baking sheet lined with parchment or silicone baking mat. If any of the filling falls out, spread it on your surface and roll the outside of your uncut pastry over it (we don't want to waste any of that delicious filling!) If your rolls feel a little loose, don't be afraid to re-roll them! A tight roll creates a beautiful swirl and keeps all the filling in.
- Place the cut palmiers about two inches apart from one another (You will need about 2 - 3 baking sheets)
- Bake for 6 minutes, then flip each cookie and bake for an additional 5 - 7 minutes, or until golden
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