Amazingly simple and delicious 6-Ingredient Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers, just in time for the holidays.
The countdown has begun. Holiday parties are happening all around us.
If you are still on the lookout for quick and easy party snacks to get you through the next few weeks of family, neighborhood, and work events… I’ve got you covered.
Every year I play around with various recipe concepts to make holiday party planning easier, and tastier. Yet there are some appetizers I keep coming back to again and again.
Palmiers are a snack we make every single year. Thinking back, I believe I’ve made them for either Christmas or New Years throughout our entire marriage (Seventeen years!)
Made with buttery puff pastry, they are both comforting and elegant. Yet palmiers are so fast to make and pop in the oven, you won’t believe it!
You can prep them several days in advance if you want, and leave them wrapped in the fridge until a few minutes before an event. I’ve been known to make double or triple batches, so that I have extra palmiers ready to put in the oven for impromptu guests that drop by.
We’ve made sweet varieties with cinnamon sugar and fruit in the past. Personally, I like savory palmiers the best.
This 6-ingredient Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers recipe is real crowd-pleaser that no one can resist!
With just puff pastry, garlic, herbs, and shredded cheese, you can make delicately layered swirling bites with huge zesty flavor.
Using fresh herbs and good quality cheese is the key to making exceptional Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers.
I’m a fan of Borden® Cheese. Borden® has been partnering with family-owned dairy farmers for generations, to make ultra creamy cheese that melts like magic.
Although Borden® has a wide array of cheeses from Asiago to Havarti, in this recipe I used Borden® Finely Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar because the cheese shreds are easy to spread out evenly, and offers bold flavor and color.
To make Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers, simply lay out 2 pieces of thawed puff pastry and roll out the kinks.
Sprinkle fresh garlic, rosemary, and thyme over the top.
Then lavishly sprinkle with rich shredded cheddar cheese.
Fold the puff pastry into an elephant ear shape. To do this, think of the square as a pamphlet with four equal sections. Fold the outermost sections inward.
Then fold both sides in again so they meet in the middle.
Then fold it over one last time so the puff pastry resembles a roll.
Wrap and refrigerate both rolls until ready to use. Then slice and bake!
See? You can do this.
When your Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers come out of the oven you will be so happy. And everyone around you will be so happy.
And that will only add additional facets to your holiday joy!
Try making a batch of palmiers this weekend. Be sure to use fresh (not dried) herbs and to buy creamy dreamy Borden® Shredded Cheese. You can find it at major grocery stores from coast to coast.
Cheesy Garlic Herb Palmiers
- 2 sheets frozen puff pastry, thawed
- 1 1/4 cups Borden® Finely Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese
- 2-3 cloves garlic minced
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped rosemary
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped thyme
- 1 egg, beaten
- Salt and pepper
- Lay each piece of puff pastry on a floured work surface and roll them lightly to remove the fold lines. Mix minced garlic, rosemary, and thyme in a small bowl.
- Sprinkle the herb mix over the puff pastry sheets. Then sprinkle both sheets evenly with Borden® Finely Shredded Extra Sharp Cheddar Cheese.
- Fold the pastry sheets inward 1/4 of the width on both ends. Fold in again so that the dough meets in the middle. Brush the center fold of both puff pastry rolls with a beaten egg. Fold one more time. Wrap the rolls in the wax paper and place the rolls in the refrigerator for at least 30 minutes to chill before cutting. Wrap them well if you are prepping ahead. (See post photos for clarification on folding.)
- When ready to bake, preheat the oven to 450 degrees F. Carefully slice each roll into 12 - 1/2-inch slices and lay them flat on parchment paper lined baking sheets. Bake for 12-14 minutes, until golden.
NOTES: Palmiers can be prepped and refrigerated several days ahead. Bake and serve on the same day.
Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Borden® Cheese. All cheese-loving opinions are our own.