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Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

Pumpkin Spice Palmiers are flaky cookies, subtly sweet and full of pumpkin spice flavor! They’re perfect on a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee.

pumpkin spice palmiers on a blanket with a cup of coffee

What is your favorite season? Mine is, without a doubt, Fall. I love the changing colors, the cool weather and everything pumpkin spice.

Yeah, I’m one of those.

Call me basic, but I love baking when it is cold and rainy outside. Honestly, it’s like my perfect day. Cold, clouds, rain, coffee, a cozy blanket and a really great cake, cookie or pastry to bake.

And of course the perfect movie or show to binge watch.

pumpkin spice palmiers on a plate with coffee

Today’s recipe is inspired by my favorite day – Pumpkin Spice Palmiers. Sometimes called elephant ears or as I knew them as a kid, butterfly cookies, these puff pastry treats really aren’t that sweet.

They don’t have an overwhelming amount of sugar and I find that it helps bring out the cinnamon and pumpkin spice.

raw pumpkin spice palmiers on a sheet pan

pumpkin spice palmiers and coffee on a blanket with pumpkins

These are flaky and amazing with a cup of coffee or tea. I highly recommend sitting down with a pair of fuzzy socks or luxurious robe, a cuppa and a few of these cookies – it will start your day off right!

What is your perfect day? And what would you eat? Comment below!


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Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

close up of pumpkin spice palmiers

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pumpkin spice palmiers on a plate with coffee

Pumpkin Spice Palmiers

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These flaky cookies are subtly sweet and full of pumpkin spice flavor! They’re perfect on a rainy day with a warm cup of coffee.

  • Total Time: 25 minutes
  • Yield: 35-40 cookies 1x


  • 1 sheet puff pastry, thawed according to package directions
  • 2 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 Tbsp turbinado sugar
  • 1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • flour, for dusting


  1. Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a sheet pan with parchment paper.
  2. Dust a work surface with a generous amount of flour and open the sheet of puff pastry.
  3. Cut it in half and brush each half of the sheet with the melted butter.
  4. Mix together the sugar, pumpkin pie spice and cinnamon and reserve 2 tsp.
  5. Sprinkle the rest of it evenly onto the puff pastry.
  6. Fold each edge of the puff pastry long ways to the center, then fold it on itself (see photo in post for clarification).
  7. Slice the pastry into 1/2″ thick cookies and place 2″ apart on the sheet pan.
  8. Brush the tops of the cookies with the melted butter and sprinkle with the remaining 2 tsp of spice mixture.
  9. Bake for 15-20 minutes* or until flaky and golden brown.
  10. Store in an airtight container for 1 day. To re-crisp, place in a 350F oven for 5 minutes.



  • sheet pan
  • parchment paper
  • pastry brush
  • airtight container

Start watching these at the 15 minute mark – they can burn quickly.

  • Author: Sarah | AwayFromTheBox
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Oven
  • Cuisine: French
  • Diet: Vegetarian

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