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Nutella Palmiers

Palmiers are easy to make with store-bought puff pastry dough. For this version, I filled them with Nutella for a chocolate and hazelnut twist. They taste like a chocolate croissant and are very easy to make.

photo of a plate of Nutella Palmiers

I recently bought some puff pastry and decided to try making palmiers. I’ve seen them before and they look very simple to make if you have premade dough.

I didn’t want to make regular ones, though, and opted to add Nutella because it’s one of my favorite baking ingredients. I love giving things a Nutella twist.

close-up photo of Nutella Palmiers

What are Palmiers?

Palmiers are a type of French pastry that get their name from the shape. Puff pastry is rolled in a way so when it’s sliced the pieces look like palm leaves.

Palmiers are often made plain or filled with different things like melted chocolate, jam, or even savory ingredients. They taste similar to croissants because they are light, flaky, and buttery.

They’re actually easy to make at home because frozen puff pastry is so readily available.  For this palmier recipe, I opted to fill mine with Nutella after finding a recipe on My Baking Heart. But I just kept mine simple with Nutella and skipped the chopped hazelnuts.


  • Thawed puff pastry
  • Nutella

It’s important that your dough is thawed but still cold. Follow the thawing instructions on the package which usually instruct you to thaw it in the fridge.

How to Make Nutella Palmiers

Roll out the puff pastry on a lightly floured work surface. You should roll it into a rectangle approximately 15×9”.

Spread the Nutella in an even layer over the top.

Starting at one end, roll the pastry to the center. Roll the other end to meet it in the middle. Dampen the edges where the rolls meet to seal them.

photo of the sliced cookies ready to be baked

Slice the dough cross-wise into 1/3” pieces and place each of them on a prepared baking sheet.

Bake the palmiers for 10 to 15 minutes at 425°F or until they are golden. Transfer them to a baking rack to cool before serving.

Fully cool them and then store them in an airtight container.

close-up photo of baked Nutella Palmiers

I was very pleased with how these Nutella palmiers turned out. Flakey, buttery, and each bite has a taste of Nutella. I’m excited to try other versions – I think you could do a lot of variations with chocolate and other fillings.

More Recipes with Nutella

Nutella Palmiers

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: French
Palmiers are easy to make with store-bought puff pastry. Add some Nutella and you get a treat that tastes like a chocolate croissant.


  • 13 oz store-bought puff pastry thawed
  • 8 tbsp Nutella spread


  • Preheat oven to 425°F degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or foil.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll out the puff pastry into a rectangular shape (approximately 15 x 9 inches in size).
  • Spread the Nutella evenly over the puff pastry with a knife. Roll both long ends so that they meet at the center of the dough. Where the pieces meet, dampen the edges with a little water to join them together.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the dough into thin slices, approximately 1/3 inch thick.
  • Place on the prepared cookie sheet. Bake for 10-15 minutes, or until golden. When done, transfer to a wire rack to cool before serving.


Recipe slightly adapted from My Baking Heart.

The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.

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10 comments on “Nutella Palmiers”

  1. Wonderful recipe & so easy! Thanks.

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  3. Oh!! Finally I got this recipe. It is one my favorite recipes, thanks for sharing it.

  4. I stored them in snapware containers. Mine lasted about a week. They might have been able to last longer, but they were all eaten =)

  5. This looks yummy. How do you store them – did they last awhile?

  6. They are adorable!

  7. Thanks! I’m excited on how they turned out since it was my first time making them.

  8. What beautiful palmiers!