Palets Bretons

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IMG_2697Palets 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.

Thanks to  Jhuls @The Not So Creative Cook and Juju @cookingwithauntjuju for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday!

If you have not yet joined Fiesta Friday #51. I advise you to come 🙂

Serves: 10 Palets Bretons


  • 100g of caster sugar
  • 2 egg yolks
  • 80g of salted butter
  • 140g of flour
  • 6g of baking powder

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Procedure: Easy

  1. Preheat the oven to 170C degrees.
  2. In a bowl, whisk together the egg yolks, the sugar, the flour, the baking powder, and the salted butter all at once.
  3. With your fingertips rub all the ingredients together until you obtain a nice dough (as in the picture).
  4. If the dough is sticky, rub your hands with a little of the flour and transfer the dough into a plastic wrap.
  5. Refrigerate for 30 minutes.
  6. Remove the dough from the refrigerator.
  7. Place a sheet of parchment paper down on a baking cookie pan and set aside.
  8. Dust with flour a clean surface.
  9. Flatten the dough with the rolling pin (2-centimeters thickness).
  10. Use metal round circle cutter cookie to make nice Palets Breton.
  11. Transfer delicately the cookie with the metal round circle cutter on the baking paper.
  12. Do not remove the cutter cookie (if you remove the cutter cookie the cookie collapses into the oven).
  13. Proceed the same way for the rest of the dough.
  14. Bake for 25 minutes (more or less depending on the oven) or until brown color.
  15. Remove from the oven and allow to cool for 15 minutes.

PicMonkey CollageThe Palets Bretons are crunchy, buttery and a little salted. They are nice served with a hot drink (a hot café au lait for me!).

Bonne dégustation!

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 🙂

66 Comments Add yours

  1. I love Breton cake and make it quite often. I did not know about the palet form. This is good!
    I don’t think I have seen straight edge cupcake pan, so I have to settle with the ones I have. Mine are non-stick pans, do you think I need to grease the pans considering recipe uses less butter than the cake to make it crunchy? Or do they easily come off w/o greasing? I love these palets. 🙂

    1. Thank you very much, Fae 🙂 I remembered your post on Breton cake, a delicious huge cake 😉 I suggest you to grease the inside of the cupcake pan for a better result. Using a cupcake pan is an easy procedure, here. The Palets Bretons are nice, crunchy and you can store them in a metal box (I know I’m old fashioned in my cuisine)…I hope you will like them!

  2. These look lovely! I know I would love them!

    1. Thank you very much 🙂 They are very nice!

  3. Darya says:

    J’adore les palets bretons ! Je n’en mange plus depuis que j’ai arrêté d’acheter des biscuits au supermarché, mais bizarrement je n’ai jamais pensé à en faire moi-même. Les tiens ont l’air parfaits ! Bon weekend, Linda.

    1. Je suis contente de ne pas être la seule à ne plus acheter des petits gâteaux au supermarché. Ils sont bons et facile à faire. Pour ma part j’ai utilisé des emportes pièces de differentes tailles, c’est plus sympa. Bon weekend à toi aussi, Darya 🙂

  4. Now this is exciting for me, Linda! A new recipe to make!! I am definitely trying these this weekend.. I do have the different size cookie cutters, but think im going to try a mini muffin pan… Love this! ❤️

    1. Thanks Prudy 🙂 Do let me know how it turns out, the procedure is much easier with mini muffin pan 🙂 I really love these crunchy palets. Enjoy the rest of the weekend xx

  5. I adore a sweet & salty combination – I’ll be making this one! Thanks for the share!

    1. It is my pleasure, I hope you will like them 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  6. I’ll have some with cafe au lait, please Linda! They look perfect! Next week is Fiesta Friday Anniversary. I expect you to be there! Won’t be the same without you! ❤

    1. Thank you so much for your sweet and kind comment, Angie. You’re always welcome in my kitchen ❤ Enjoy the rest of the weekend and relax 😉

  7. skd says:

    These should go very well with tea for me 👍🍪🍵

    1. They are salty and sweet with a little bit of crunchy, you’re right perfect with tea! Enjoy the rest of the weekend skd 🙂 🙂

  8. Linda – often the best recipes are those with few ingredients. Eggs, butter and sugar – that’s enough for me! Thanks for sharing these cookies with everyone at Angie’s party. Happy FF #51 and see you next week for the big celebration 🙂

    1. You are definitely right, Judi 🙂 A few ingredients and a good coffee et voilà. Thank you for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday. Have a nice weekend!

  9. Karinna says:

    I adore these biscuits! Was given some for my birthday a while ago – I agree they’re excellent with a coffee! Thanks for sharing the recipe. Will try sometime!

    1. Thank you, Karinna 🙂 It is a great pleasure to share. They are simple to prepare!

  10. These must taste wonderful Linda! Just might have to make some to go with my afternoon cup of tea today… if I can find the right pan/cutters to bake them in. Bon weekend! 🙂

    1. Thank you, Margot 🙂 We like them because you can really taste the salted butter inside. I hope you will find a cupcake pan 😉 Bon Dimanche!

      1. It’s taken me almost 2 weeks, but I finally got around to making your Palets Bretons today Linda! They are a hit with the whole family, so I’m very pleased that I doubled the quantity! Hopefully they will last the weekend… though somehow I doubt it… they’re sooo good! I used 2 muffin trays and they worked fine, but now I’ll keep an eye out for the metal rings to give them that perfect look! Thanks Linda! 🙂 Have a great weekend.

      2. Oh Margot, thank you so much for trying the recipe and for your trust again. I’m so glad you liked it. I love sharing my recipes and thank you for your lovely feedback. Hugs and have a wonderful weekend 🙂

  11. Those are beautiful Linda, it has been years since I have had Breton, they are such a wonderful treat and yes with a nice cafe au lait is the best!

    1. Thank you very much, Suzanne 🙂 I ‘m so happy I could bring back the good memories with this recipe. They are very nice with a hot good café! Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

  12. I wait ever time to see what you are bringing Linda. Such gorgeous recipe you bring which educate a bit more about different cuisines and cultures .
    This cookie is amazing.

    1. Thank you Sonal for your sweet comment and it is always a real pleasure to share my recipes with you. Have a wonderful week 🙂

  13. Amanda says:

    These look simple and delicious…a perfect combination for coffee. I’ve actually never had Breton cake. I love your inventiveness, Linda. Every week I wonder if I’ll get sweet or savory from you, but I always know it’ll be intriguing. xo

    1. Thank you for your kind comment, Amanda 🙂 They are very simple to make, crunchy and salty. What I like with recipes from Brittany, they use a lot of salted butter in their cakes, that’s what makes them so special. Have a nice week xo

  14. Jhuls says:

    I never heard of Breton cake, Linda. Thank you for introducing it to me. It sounds to easy to make, too. I would grab two. 😀 Thank you for sharing and you’d be here for next week’s party, yes? Did you see Angie’s invite yet?

    1. Thank you my sweetie Jhuls 🙂 I have a plenty box waiting just for you 😀 Of course, I’m coming to Angie’s party… Thank you for co-hosting this week Fiesta Friday ❤

  15. You’re amazing in the kitchen, not just your Aunt!! These look so perfect xx

    1. Thank you so much Elaine for your nice comment 🙂 They are easy to make and really tasty xx

  16. Nancy says:

    When I first glanced at the photos, I assumed you baked these in a cupcake tin… bur I was wrong! Such lovely little cookies all thanks to a biscuit cutter. 🙂 I love the simple ingredients to create these Bretons. I imagine a nice hot tea or coffee would make the perfect accompaniment. Delicious treat, Linda!

    1. Nancy, the palets are so good, all the family love them and very easy to make with few ingredients. They keep very well for a few days in a metal box 🙂

  17. thebrookcook says:

    I have a few recipes for Breton cookies bookmarked but haven’t made them because I couldn’t find the rings to bake them in…. I have a million cookie cutters but not different round shaped cutters….The look SO GOOD!!

    1. Thank you 🙂 If you like the recipe you can use straight edge cupcake pan to make a regular shape, another and nice alternative. Have a great week!

  18. platedujour says:

    These are exactly my type of cookie with my morning coffee- oh Linda! Seriously one day I hope you can make these little cuties for me 😀 I will wash the dishes I promise! Have a lovely week xx

    1. I can imagine you washing the dishes with your sunglasses, Marta 😀 They were really delicious, simple and so fast to prepare. Have a wonderful week too xx

  19. Raphaelle says:

    YUM! J’adore les palets Bretons, rien de plus simple mais c’est tellement délicieux!….

    1. Entierement d’accord avec toi, Raphaelle, ils sont croustillants et j’aime l’arrière goût salé du beurre… Bonne semaine 🙂

  20. Neila says:

    Linda, est ce la meme chose que les sables bretons? la recette que je connais est la meme sauf que je rejoute du sucre vanille…les photos parlent d elles memes, les palets sont croquants et legers…avec un petit cafe…un parfait gouter d apres midi. Continue Linda a nous regaler avec tes recettes…

    1. Neila, c’est à peu près la même chose, le sablé est plus plat et en général tu trouveras des stries dessus et parfois il est dentelé sur les bords, le palet est plus épais, circulaire et sans motif. C’est surtout la présentation. Ils étaient délicieux, c’est tellement plus simple de les faire à la maison au moins tu connais tes ingredients. Merci 1000 fois pour tes encouragements 🙂

  21. These cookies look lovely Linda! Yum!

    1. Thank you, Naina 🙂 They are super Yummy 😀

  22. Karen says:

    I’ve never tried Bretons but they sound deliciouuuuuus and mouth watering.
    Thanks for sharing your lovely recipe!

    1. Thank you so much, Karen 🙂 They are delicious and sweet, I hope you will try the recipe!

  23. Another amazing recipe from you. I love the different flavors with the separate textures and I love love the simplicity of these biscuits. They would be great to share for brunch or tea.

    1. Thank you so much, Julie 🙂 They were delicious with our coffee, crunchy and salty!

  24. They are fantastic, so simple to show of the great Breton butter. I must get some and make them, a lovely recipe, Linda. Many thanks to you & your aunt Mimy!

    1. Oh yes, they are Nicole, so simple to prepare and they are so yummy you don’t want to stop eating them 🙂

  25. You said “crunchy and a little bit salty”… you’ve already told everything I needed to hear! Beautiful cookies Linda! I’ve been 2 years ago in Bretagne… I don’t know how many cookies I ate!

    1. Yes, I said ‘crunchy and salty’, you can add a little of fleur de sel on the top before to bake them. Very nice taste, Margherita 🙂 Bonne nuit!

  26. xoamys says:

    Looks delicious and mouth watering!

    xx Hanna

    1. Thank you so much, Hanna 🙂 Have a great weekend!

  27. safia-safou says:

    Mmmmmmm j’ai jamais gouter mais ibanou bnane 🙂

    1. Ki ndji la prochaine fois andir houmlek 🙂

  28. Madraasi says:

    Wow you got a fantastic blog. I love baking, but Iam bit poor in baking, from now onwards gng to follow you for baking 🙂

    1. Thank you so much for your nice comment 🙂 Have a great day!

  29. Sophie33 says:

    Waw, these look spectacular & ooh so pretty too! Fantastic shots! x

    1. Thank you so much, Sophie 🙂 They are really easy to make and crunchy! xx

      1. Sophie33 says:

        yes, yes! 🙂

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