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Crisp, crunchy chai spice palmiers made with puff pastry and chai-infused sugar! These palmier cookies are delicious with coffee or tea.

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Chai is a seasonal craving for me, a drink I yearn for on a chilly afternoon. The warming spices never fail to satisfy and a cookie makes the perfect accompaniment. These chai spice palmiers (really a pastry disguised as a cookie) are my version of a compromise between the two.

All-butter puff pastry bakes into caramelized, crisp cookies sprinkled generously with chai spiced sugar.

I may have been a bit overzealous with my sugar topping, but then again, maybe not – I like to think it adds to the appeal.

Chai Spice Palmiers | Tutti Dolci

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Chai Spice Palmiers

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  • Author: Laura Kasavan
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Cook Time: 16 minutes
  • Total Time: 46 minutes
  • Yield: 18 cookies
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Bake
  • Cuisine: French
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Crisp, crunchy chai spice palmiers made with puff pastry and chai-infused sugar! These palmier cookies are delicious with coffee or tea.


  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • 3/4 tsp cardamom
  • 1/4 tsp cloves
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • pinch of salt
  • 12 ounces puff pastry, chilled


  1. Make chai sugar: Combine sugar, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, nutmeg, and salt in a food processor; pulse to combine.
  2. Sprinkle 2 tablespoons of chai sugar onto a large board; roll dough into an 8 by 16-inch rectangle, sprinkling with additional sugar to keep dough from sticking. Sprinkle 1/3 cup chai sugar over rectangle, pressing sugar into dough with rolling pin. Score the center of the dough. Starting on one long side, roll dough tightly and evenly to the center. Repeat on the other side. Wrap dough tightly in plastic and chill in the freezer for 30 minutes, until firm.
  3. Line two baking sheets with parchment paper. Use a sharp knife to trim ends of dough, then slice log crosswise into 3/8-inch slices; place slices on baking sheets. Roll over each palmier gently with rolling pin to lightly flatten; sprinkle tops with chai sugar. Freeze on baking sheets for at least 1 hour.
  4. Preheat oven to 450°F. Bake palmiers 10 to 12 minutes, until caramelized on the bottom. Carefully flip with a spatula, pressing down to flatten if palmiers begin to unroll. Continue baking another 3 to 4 minutes, until golden and crisp. Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.
  5. Store in an airtight container at room temperature up to 3 days; recrisp in a 300°F oven if desired.


This recipe makes more chai sugar than you’ll need for the palmiers; use leftover sugar for a second batch (or as a muffin/toast topping).

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Hi, I'm Laura and I'm so happy you're here! Welcome to Tutti Dolci Baking Recipes, a baking blog celebrating all things sweet! I share approachable baking recipes and elevated classic desserts for every home baker. My goal is to inspire you to bake from scratch with kitchen-tested recipes you can count on.

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      1. Thank you so much. These are on the menu for dessert on Saturday night. It helps to know I can make them in advance, keep them in the freezer and then just pull them out to bake them that night! I’ll report back soon how these turned out – so excited to try them.

      2. These turned out really nice. Only thing was I panicked and thought it might be too much sugar so I didn’t quite use the whole 1/3 cup to sprinkle over the puff pastry. Lesson learned – more sugar the better. I will definitely make these again and next time I won’t be so stingy with the sugar. The ease of these being able to go straight from freezer to oven to bake makes them the perfect dessert to have on hand at all times. Thank you for a great recipe!

      3. Thanks Deanna, so glad you liked the palmiers! I agree, these are a great make ahead dessert. 🙂 If you like almond, you may want to try my almond palmiers with an almond paste filling too.

      4. I really loved them – delicious, and super easy to make. I ADORE almond so will definitely check that recipe out. Thank you for such a beautiful site with well thought out recipe with gorgeous pictures!