This is one of my favorite cookies of all times (I know, I always say that. I guess any cookie is my favorite cookie) but this one was one of my favorite breakfast items back home in Monterrey. I knew them as Orejitas (little ears). The French also call them Palmiers (in reference to a palm leaf ) (What?) They look more like ears to me. What do you think?
I used to get this pastry at my neighborhood’s Panaderia and I always thought it had to be the most difficult thing to make, I mean, look at all the crispy layers! Well.. not at all! (thank you frozen Puff Pasty) It is quite easy and requires minimum skills.
I dipped my Orejitas (not mine but the cookie) in chocolate to make them look a little more festive. I’m sure they felt quite fancy.