No doubt, you have been reading our endless praise of the addictively delicious French butter cookies, our bright spot for the post-holiday season! The ingeniously simple butter biscuits from France with just a hint of sea salt always hit the spot, and we always mean - movie marathons, stay-in cozy nights, and afternoon slumps, too. However, we get it; for the uninitiated, it could be a daunting task scrolling through the yummy selection of fabled French cookies if you can’t tell them apart - after all, French butter biscuits really look like twins! So, today we’re determined to take on the trickiest task of introducing you to French Galette & Palets cookies, teaching you where to find them and how to enjoy them like a true Francaise.
While both of these classic cookies come from Brittany, there are differences big enough to divide cookie-enthusiasts into two teams. The main distinction between a Palet Breton and Galette biscuit is the thickness - the latter is thinner yet large in size, and former goodies are smaller yet thicker. Another key characteristic of Palets is their uniquely crumbly texture and soft consistency. On the other hand, Galettes are crispier, making them perfect for cuppa-dipping. However, you must keep in mind that both French biscuits are made using the same ingredients, only the proportions differ! So, the overall flavor mood might taste alike, but the texture makes a difference. And, we dare to say, a HUGE difference!