Serve these palmier cookies honoring the Thanksgiving turkey, and even vegetarians can have a taste. Sprinkle store-bought puff pastry with cinnamon sugar and shape the five "feathers" by folding the dough, then slice and bake till crisp. Melted chocolate glues on the gobblers' funny features: a white-chocolate-chip eye (with a dot of chocolate for the pupil), a candied-sunflower-seed beak, and a dehydrated-strawberry wattle.

Martha Stewart Living, November 2018


Credit: Alpha Smoot

Recipe Summary

1 hr
25 mins
Makes 12


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  • Preheat oven to 400 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle half of mixture on work surface. Unfold pastry over sugar mixture; sprinkle with 2 more tablespoons of sugar mixture. Roll pastry out to a 12-by-18-inch rectangle. Cut a 3-inch strip from short end. (If dough gets too soft, refrigerate 30 minutes.)

  • Fold long ends of larger rectangle to meet in center. Then fold in half so short ends meet. Fold reserved strip of dough in half so short ends meet; place on bottom half of larger piece, with folds facing same direction. Fold top half over smaller piece of dough to cover. Gently roll over dough to seal. Freeze until firm but still pliable, 20 minutes.

  • Slice into twelve 1/2-inch-thick pieces. Dip cut sides in remaining 2 tablespoons sugar mixture.Transfer to a baking sheet; bake, flipping once halfway through, until crisp and dark golden, 22 to 25 minutes. Let cool slightly, then transfer to a wire rack with a spatula. Let cool completely.

  • Dip a toothpick in melted chocolate to use as "glue" to adhere an upside-down white-chocolate-chip eye, a candied-sunflower seed beak, and a freeze-dried-strawberry wattle (a small torn piece) and to draw pupil on each palmier.