Palets Bretons are French butter cookies from Brittany (located North West of France). They are crunchy and a little bit salty. They are made with only a few ingredients; sugar, eggs, salted butter, flour and baking powder. They are on sale everywhere in France. This is my surprise for Fiesta Friday with our great hostess Angie from The Novice Gardener.
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Serves: 10 Palets Bretons
- 100g of white granulated sugar
- 2 egg yolks
- 80g of salted butter
- 140g of flour
- 6g of baking powder
- Preheat the oven to 180C degrees.
- In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks and the sugar until it becomes pale and creamy.
- Add the flour, the baking powder, and the salted butter all at once.
- With your fingertips rub all the ingredients together until you obtain a nice dough (as in the picture).
- If the dough is sticky, rub your hands with a little of the flour and transfer the dough into a plastic wrap.
- Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
- Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
- Place a sheet of parchment paper down on a baking cookie pan and set aside.
- Dust with flour a clean surface.
- Flatten the dough with the rolling pin (1-centimeter épaisseur).
- Use metal round circle cutter cookie to make nice Palets Breton.
- Transfer delicately the cookie with the metal round circle cutter on the baking sheet (delicate procedure, see in the picture).
- Do not remove the cutter cookie (if you remove the cutter cookie the cookie collapses into the oven).
- Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
- Bake for 25 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until brown color.
- Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 30 minutes.
PS: For this recipe, I used round circle cookie cutters with different sizes. You have another option, you can use straight edge cupcake pan to make a regular and nice shape (as mine is not straight). The Palets Bretons are not flat cookies, they are thick and always round.
PSS: Recipe from my Aunt Mimy, who is amazing in the kitchen 🙂