Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers

Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers

One night I went to sleep, and the next morning my baby had two teeth and was sitting up by himself. I’m not ready.

With my children so far apart in age, I can relish each one’s stage, but only for a moment. The elder works math problems and practices reading, while the younger seems to believe if he just reaches far enough he will be able to run with his big brother. I’m not ready.

When people say they aren’t ready to be parents, I smile. Although at times they’re talking about the unwillingness to give up their current lifestyle, most of the people I talk to are referring to the uncertainty of the task. The What Do You Do When Baby Screams All Night uncertainty. The Oh My Lord, All The Poop, Where is it Coming From unintentionally hindsight-hilarious uncertainty.

But that part is easy. Sure, in the moment it is hard. When you’ve forgotten what it’s like to feel rested, it’s hard. But there’s a rhythm to this world, and you and the baby find it, and it clicks. And you’re happily strumming along with this song until you realize – your baby’s gone off to write his own verses. That’s the hard part.

And it comes quicker than you think, because even as they’re reaching for you, they’re reaching out toward that ever-widening world, because they’re ready, and you’re not, and you find yourself tearing up every time you read Love You Forever and then cursing both the person who bought it for you and the author and trying to pretend you’re not as creepy as that mom who breaks into her son’s house but let’s face it: You’re not ready.

You might never be. And that’s OK. Because parenting is beautiful and terrifying and wonderful and heartwrenching. Because it’s supposed to be. Because that’s love.

Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers

I made these strawberry jalapeno palmiers to help celebrate Jamie from My Baking Addiction‘s dive into the crazy-scary love of parenthood. They’re sweet with a bit of sass — just like Jamie.

These are really simple to throw together for a party or just to have on hand for a snack. That is, if you can keep them around. Every time I walked by the kitchen more of these mysteriously disappeared.

Feel free to swap out the strawberries for raspberries, or use a pre-made jam as filling, if you like.

Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers
 
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Serves: 24
Ingredients
  • 1 sheet frozen puff pastry
  • 1 cup chopped strawberries
  • 1 jalapeño, diced
  • 1/4 cup sugar
Instructions
  1. Let puff pastry thaw for about 40 minutes, until easy to handle and roll out.
  2. Meanwhile, combine strawberries, jalapeno, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat.
  3. Cook, stirring often to ensure sugar melts completely, until the mixture is jam-like – about 15 minutes. Remove from heat and let cool slightly.
  4. Preheat oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  5. Roll puff pastry out to an approximate 8 x 12 inch rectangle. Spread the strawberry mixture on the pastry. Don’t use too much, as it will leak out when you slice the pastry. (You will have filling left over; save it for your morning toast!)
  6. Starting from one long end, roll up the pastry halfway. Roll the other long end to meet it, and flip the roll over so the flat side is now facing up.
  7. Slice into 1/4-inch pieces and place onto prepared baking sheet. Don’t worry if it looks a little misshapen, because they will form properly in the oven (although you can adjust before baking if you like).
  8. Bake 12 minutes, until golden brown. Let cool completely on a wire rack.

Don’t forget to check out all the other delicious treats we’ve created in honor of Jamie!

Amber from Bluebonnets & Brownies | Lemon Strawberry Cupcakes
Julie from The Little Kitchen | Pistachio Pudding Cupcakes
Jen from My Kitchen Addiction | Sugar and Spice Cookies
Shaina from Food for My Family | Vanilla Raspberry Mini Meringue Kisses
Glory from Glorious Treats | Modern decorated cookies
Cheryl from TidyMom | Chocolate Cake with Raspberry Buttercream
Katie from Good Life {Eats} | Raspberry Hibiscus Soda
Aimee from SimpleBites | How to freeze a big batch of homemade waffles
Amanda from I am Baker | Heath Bar Cake
Steph from Steph Chows | PB oatmeal cookies
Allison from Some the Wiser | Raspberry Chocolate Chip Muffins
Shelly from Cookies & Cups | Bacon Cheddar Scones
Emily from Jelly Toast | Meyer Lemon Scones
Kristan from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen | Samoa Layer Cake

 

23 Responses to Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers

  1. Sarah Toasty January 14, 2014 at 7:29 am #

    What a great idea, I love spicy desserts… this makes me want to make strawberry and jalepeno jam, thanks for the inspiration!

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  2. Amanda January 14, 2014 at 8:02 am #

    What a beautifully written post. You are SO so right about it all!!

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  3. Amber | Bluebonnets & Brownies January 14, 2014 at 8:03 am #

    Oh Megan. You made me tear up with this one – “And you’re happily strumming along with this song until you realize – your baby’s gone off to write his own verses.” I’m going to remember that line for a long time. I love the idea of these cookies, and you nailed it. Jamie IS sweet with a little (or a lot) of sass. :) Thank you for helping celebrate her and baby E today. Love you!

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  4. Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction January 14, 2014 at 8:11 am #

    Oh, I can sooo relate to the “I’m not ready” sentiment. Of course, I am completely ready to be over the whole teething thing, but that’s another story for another day.

    I love these palmiers… The combination of strawberry and jalapeño is just perfect!

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  5. JulieD January 14, 2014 at 8:25 am #

    Look how cute!! I love the combo of flavors in these palmiers!

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  6. TidyMom January 14, 2014 at 8:26 am #

    what a beautiful post about being a parent!! The cookies sound intriguingly delicious!

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  7. Aimee @ Simple Bites January 14, 2014 at 10:01 am #

    Sweet and sassy – love it!

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  8. Glory/ Glorious Treats January 14, 2014 at 11:25 am #

    OOh, I love the flavor combo! Beautiful post!

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  9. Emily {Jelly Toast} January 14, 2014 at 12:45 pm #

    Now I’m almost crying…I just want to squeeze my kids and tell them they aren’t allowed to grow up anymore, but then I feel incredibly selfish that I just want to keep them all to myself. Beautiful post and fantastic looking cookies! Love them both!

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  10. stephchows January 14, 2014 at 5:39 pm #

    MMM these sound like the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. Need to try these!!

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  11. Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch January 15, 2014 at 12:47 am #

    Little ones grow up so quick! My babies now 8 and it has gone way to fast! I love your sassy little Strawberry Jalapeno Palmiers! Delicious!

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  12. Allison January 15, 2014 at 9:40 am #

    “They grow up so fast” just doesn’t even begin to encompass all the feelings that come along with that oh so true cliché. You’ve captured it so well here. The Palmiers look delicious too!

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  13. Tasha @thatssoyummy January 15, 2014 at 11:00 am #

    This post was so sweet and so true. “I’m not ready” is a constant feeling you have when you become a parent because the time begins to fly by. It is so important to relish and enjoy each and every moment even when it means you have only slept for 2 hours haven’t showered in two days and realize the smell you are smelling is you. But it is the BEST gift we could ever have.

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  14. Jamie | My Baking Addiction January 15, 2014 at 1:45 pm #

    This is such a lovely post, Megan! Thanks so much for participating in the baby shower to celebrate Baby E. You gals are absolutely fantastic.

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  15. Shaina January 16, 2014 at 2:24 pm #

    Palmiers are some of my favorite cookies to make and eat. I love the strawberry variation.

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