Palmiers (or Angel Wings)
Recipe type: Dessert
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Serves: 18
  • ½ cup (1 stick) cold butter, cubed
  • ¾ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 6 tablespoons sugar, divided
  • 1½ teaspoons ground cinnamon, divided
  1. Mix sour cream & vanilla together. Set aside. In another mixing bowl, cut butter into flour until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in the sour cream/vanilla.
  2. In the bowl, knead 6-8 times with your hands or until mixture holds together. Evenly divide dough in half. Shape each half into a ball; flatten slightly. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze for 25-30mins (or refrigerate for 4 hours or overnight).
  3. Unwrap one ball. Sprinkle about 2 tablespoons sugar on waxed paper; coat all sides of ball with sugar. Roll into a 12-in. x 5-in. rectangle between two sheets of waxed paper. Remove top sheet of waxed paper. Sprinkle dough with ¾ teaspoon cinnamon.
  4. Lightly mark where the center of the dough is.
  5. Starting with a short side, roll up to the center mark. Repeat with other short side. Wrap in plastic wrap; freeze for 30 minutes. Repeat with 2nd ball of dough.
  6. Pour 2 tablespoons of sugar into a shallow bowl for dipping. Take one roll out of freezer. Unwrap it. Cut into ½-in. slices; dip each side into bowl of sugar. Place 2 in. apart on ungreased cookie sheet.
  7. Bake at 375° for 12 minutes or until golden brown. Use a spatula to carefully flip cookies over & bake 5-7 minutes longer or until they start to brown.