Orejitas con Chocolate (Chocolate Palmiers)

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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.

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Hello, my name is Marisol Chancellor. I was born and raised in Monterrey Mexico. I’ve been living in Texas for 12 years and even when I love barbeque, fruit cobblers and sweet tea, there’s something that has the power of transporting me right back to my mom’s kitchen and gives me a little piece of home, cooking. I grew up in the kitchen and for me, memories are always linked to food, and behind the food, well, there’s always a story that comes along. So, please let me share with you my love for cooking and while we are at it, let’s share some memories, because let’s be honest, we are also hungry for nostalgia.

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