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Moose Palmiers

Moose Palmiers are a fun treat for the kids. Embellish store bought palmiers for a quick party treat or decorate homemade ones.

Three moose palmiers are arranged vertically on a wooden tray. The middle of each golden heart-shaped palmier is decorated with a semi-sweet chocolate moose face. Semi-sweet chocolate is swirled into an oval with two small ears. Candy eyes and a red M&M nose give the face features.

Becky is coming home from college tonight. I haven’t seen her since I left for Cambodia so I’m really excited. She’s also bringing her boyfriend. I’ve not met him yet so there’s that new experience.

I thought I’d surprise them with some treats. It’s been really busy so I didn’t have a lot of time to throw things together. That’s always the case at this time of year isn’t it?

Six moose palmiers are scattered in two rows on a baking tray. The middle of each golden heart-shaped palmier is decorated with a semi-sweet chocolate moose face. Semi-sweet chocolate is swirled into an oval with two small ears. Candy eyes and a red M&M nose give the face features.

Palmiers are one of my favorite cookies. I love the caramelized sugar and flakey pastry together.

The grocery store had some palmiers on sale so I snagged a box. As I looked at them, they kind of reminded me of moose horns. It’s the time of year when they could be reindeer antlers too.

A single moose palmier sits on a white plate with blue and orange flowers. The middle of the golden heart-shaped palmier is decorated with a semi-sweet chocolate moose face. Semi-sweet chocolate is swirled into an oval with two small ears. Candy eyes and a red M&M nose give the face features.

I also need to clean out my fridge so I can stuff it again. I’m roasting a turkey for Christmas day and baking some more desserts. I happened to have some ganache in my fridge so I used that for these cookies.

Ganache can be pretty hard when it’s refrigerated. Mine was already in a ziplock bag. The end of the bag was clipped because I used it to decorate some cookies. I softened it by putting the bag of ganache in a second bag, sealing it, and setting it in some hot water for a few minutes.

Three moose palmiers are arranged vertically on a wooden tray. The middle of each golden heart-shaped palmier is decorated with a semi-sweet chocolate moose face. Semi-sweet chocolate is swirled into an oval with two small ears. Candy eyes and a red M&M nose give the face features.

Once it was soft, these moose palmiers went together fast. I squeezed out ovals of ganache onto the palmiers and smoothed them with a spoon. You could just use a spoon to make the ovals.

No need to be perfect, these cookies will disappear too fast for anyone to notice any imperfections.

Yield: 12

Moose Palmiers

A single moose palmier sits on a white plate with blue and orange flowers. The middle of the golden heart-shaped palmier is decorated with a semi-sweet chocolate moose face. Semi-sweet chocolate is swirled into an oval with two small ears. Candy eyes and a red M&M nose give the face features.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 palmiers
  • 1/2 cup chocolate ganache or chocolate frosting or melted semisweet chocolate
  • 24 Wilton Candy Eyeballs
  • 12 red mini M&Ms

Instructions

  1. Put ganache in a ziplock bag and cut about 1/8 inch off the corner. Squeeze ganache into an oval in the center of each palmier. Add ears by squeezing small ovals in the ear positions.
  2. While the ganache is still warm, place the eyeballs. Then place the red M&M where the nose should be. Refrigerate until ganache is set about 30 minutes.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

12

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 458Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 9gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 84mgCarbohydrates: 70gFiber: 2gSugar: 56gProtein: 4g

Nutrition information is provided as a guide only. Please consult a dietician for specific dietary needs.

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