Palms with puff pastry are a real treat. Of course when you buy them you can’t eat just one and that’s yours mild flavor, crisp finish and those sugar granules that melt on the tongue are addictive.

However, it is a dessert that few dare to make at home and that’s it making the puff pastry is also very scary. Fortunately, those puff pastry sheets that we buy to make empanadas and cakes are also used to make palm trees.

This is how the best puff pastry palms are made

You only need one more material and a little skill to make the best puff pastry palms and “tune” them to your liking. For this we have been inspired by the recipe of Mis Cosillas de Cocina.

And it is enough to add sugar the dough we can buy in the fridge or frozen at any supermarket to whip up some homemade palmeritas in no time.


Once you have them ready, you can give them a touch of your liking by dipping them in chocolate, putting salted caramel in them, filling them with nuts or honey… the possibilities are endless and they will even allow you to make several types of them in a single batch.

You can make them for a snack or breakfast special or even prepare them as a gift by placing them in a decorated box or bag.

Palmeritas De Hojaldre

for 4 people


  • 1 sheet of puff pastry
  • Sugar

Step by step

  1. We open the puff pastry

    Pull the sheet of puff pastry onto your work surface and flatten it with your hands.

  2. add the sugar

    Sprinkle a couple of tablespoons of sugar over the puff pastry and roll it up loosely.

  3. Fold the puff pastry sheet

    Fold the sides of the puff pastry towards the center as many times as you can.

  4. cut the dough

    Cut the dough with a very sharp knife into 1 cm thick pieces.

  5. frizz

    Place the dates well apart on the baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Sprinkle some more sugar on top and bake for 15 minutes at 200º.