Cheese Palmiers

  • 20MINS
  • 13MINS
  • 27KCAL

If you love cheese biscuits, you will adore these slimming friendly Cheese Palmiers – a great snack if you’re following Weight Watchers or calorie counting. 

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NutritionPer Serving

  • Calories27
  • Carbs0.1g
  • Protein0.3g
  • Fat0.2g
  • Saturates0.1g
  • Sugars0.01g

For the full list of ingredients and comprehensive instructions, please see the recipe card below. Before you scroll, there’s important stuff in the blurb!

These Cheese Palmiers are super tasty and really hit the spot if you’re looking for something savoury to nibble on.

These have always been a real favourite of ours, and they are normally really calorific due to the buttery pastry and high-fat cheese. You need to be delicate when rolling them out but they are well worth the effort!

We like to serve these Cheese Palmiers with some carrot and cucumber sticks, and with a dip. The Arla Tomato and Basil Quark is perfect for this, with a little dusting of paprika – YUMMM!!

These savoury biscuits are perfect for any party table, not only at Christmas but all year round!

What diets are these Cheese Palmiers suitable for?

This Cheese Palmiers recipe can be made dairy free and/or vegetarian as long as you swap out the following ingredients for dairy free/vegetarian versions; 

  • Parmesan

It can also be made suitable for gluten free diets by swapping the following ingredients out for gluten free alternatives;

  • Light puff pastry

Please make sure to double or triple check all of your ingredients if you’re cooking for people with allergies.

How Weight Watchers friendly is this Cheese Palmiers recipe?

  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cheese Palmiers recipe if you’re on WW Green.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cheese Palmiers recipe if you’re on WW Blue.
  • You need to count 1 Point per portion of this Cheese Palmiers recipe if you’re on WW Purple.

Do you need any special ingredients to make these Cheese Palmiers?

No, you should be able to pick up all of the ingredients for this recipe from your local supermarket.

How many calories are in these Cheese Palmiers?

There are 27 calories per portion in these Cheese Palmiers, which means they fall into our Everyday Light category. 

These Cheese Palmiers are perfect if you’re following a calorie controlled diet and fit well with any one of the major diet plans such as Weight Watchers. 

As a guide, an average man needs around 2,500kcal (10,500kJ) a day to maintain a healthy body weight. For an average woman, that figure is around 2,000kcal (8,400kJ) a day. Obviously, if your goal is to lose weight then you might want to adjust these slightly! You can read more about these recommendations on the NHS website.

Step 1

Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.

Step 2

Lay the puff pastry flat. Finely grate the parmesan cheese and sprinkle over the top with the paprika.

Step 3

Starting with the top long edge, roll it into the middle, trying to keep it as tight as possible. Roll the bottom edge up to the middle to meet and press the two rolls together a little. Leave in a fridge to chill for 15 minutes.

Step 4

Once chilled, cut into 32 pieces. Lay each swirl onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, being careful that they don’t unravel! With a rolling pin, flatten each biscuit – they layers will press together to form one whole heart shaped piece – they should be around the thickness of a pound coin.

Step 5

Place in the oven and cook for 13 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve warm with your choice of dip!

What could I serve with these Cheese Palmiers?

These Cheese Palmiers are delicious when served alongside a dip like any of the following:

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How do you know when these Cheese Palmiers are cooked?

You’ll need to cook these Cheese Palmiers for around 13 minutes or until they’re golden and crisp.

Standard advice here in the UK is to cook food until it has reached 70°C and stayed at that temperature for 2 minutes. This is to keep your family safe.

How long can you store these Cheese Palmiers for?

You can keep these Cheese Palmiers in an airtight container for around 3 days or so.

Can you freeze these Cheese Palmiers?

Yes you can! This recipe can be frozen, but please remember to do the following;

  • Freeze it as soon as it is cold enough.
  • Use a container or bag that is suitable for freezing.
  • Defrost thoroughly before serving.

Don’t forget to add a label with what it is, and on what date you put it in the freezer!

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Cheese Palmiers

If you love cheese biscuits, you will adore these slimming friendly Cheese Palmiers – a great snack if you’re following Weight Watchers or calorie counting.
  • Prep Time
    20 MINS
  • Cook Time
    13 MINS
  • KCals 27
  • Carbs 0.1G
WW Points
  • 1 Green
  • 1 Blue
  • 1 Purple

Ingredients

  • 225 g ready rolled light puff pastry
  • 20 g parmesan
  • ½ tsp paprika

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Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 180 degrees.
  2. Lay the puff pastry flat. Finely grate the parmesan cheese and sprinkle over the top with the paprika.
  3. Starting with the top long edge, roll it into the middle, trying to keep it as tight as possible. Roll the bottom edge up to the middle to meet and press the two rolls together a little. Leave in a fridge to chill for 15 minutes.
  4. Once chilled, cut into 32 pieces. Lay each swirl onto a baking tray lined with greaseproof paper, being careful that they don't unravel! With a rolling pin, flatten each biscuit - they layers will press together to form one whole heart shaped piece - they should be around the thickness of a pound coin.
  5. Place in the oven and cook for 13 minutes until golden and crisp. Serve warm with your choice of dip!

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Christine SmithSaturday 3rd March 2018

It’s Saturday today and I need these for Monday night. Will they keep or am I best cooking them on monday?

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joanneThursday 5th October 2017

could you use dried parmesan for this?

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