Homemade Elephant Ear Cookies

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  • Prep Time
    15 Mins
  • Cook Time
    15 Mins
  • Serving
    12
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Crispy, sweet, and reminiscent of fairgrounds and carnivals, these Homemade Elephant Ear Cookies are a delightful treat you can make in your own kitchen. With just a few simple ingredients, you'll create a batch of these irresistible cookies that are perfect for sharing.

Ingredients

Nutrition

Per Serving: 250 gm

  • Daily Value*
  • Calories: 150
  • Total Fat: 9g
    14%
  • Saturated Fat: 4g
    20%
  • Trans Fat: 0g
  • Cholesterol: 7mg
    2%
  • Sodium: 80mg
    3%
  • Total Carbohydrates: 16g
    5%
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 7g
  • Protein: 1g
    2%

Tips and Recommendations:

  • Puff pastry can be found in the frozen section of most grocery stores. Make sure to follow the thawing instructions on the package before using.
  • For an extra twist, you can add a pinch of nutmeg or a drizzle of honey over the cookies before baking.
  • Keep an eye on the cookies as they bake. They can go from golden brown to overdone quickly, so adjust the baking time as needed.
  • Elephant Ear Cookies are best enjoyed fresh but can be stored in an airtight container for a day or two.

FAQs

1. Can I use homemade puff pastry instead of store-bought?

Yes, you can use homemade puff pastry if you prefer. Just make sure it's rolled out to a similar thickness as the store-bought version.

2. Can I add toppings like chocolate or nuts to these cookies?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and add your favorite toppings before baking. Chocolate chips, chopped nuts, or even a drizzle of caramel are all delicious options.

3. Can I make these cookies in advance?

While Elephant Ear Cookies are best enjoyed fresh, you can make them a few hours ahead of serving. To keep them crispy, store them in an airtight container once they have completely cooled.


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Instructions

  • 1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2. Prepare the Sugar-Cinnamon Mixture: In a small bowl, combine the granulated sugar and ground cinnamon. Mix well and set aside.
  • 3. Roll Out the Puff Pastry: On a lightly floured surface, roll out the thawed puff pastry sheet into a rectangle that's roughly 12x12 inches.
  • 4. Brush with Butter: Brush the entire surface of the puff pastry with melted butter.
  • 5. Sprinkle with Sugar-Cinnamon Mixture: Sprinkle the sugar-cinnamon mixture evenly over the buttered puff pastry, pressing it gently to adhere.
  • 6. Fold and Cut: Fold the puff pastry in half lengthwise, creating a long strip. Then, cut the strip into 1/2-inch-wide strips. You should have about 12 strips.
  • 7. Twist and Bake: Take each strip and twist it multiple times. Place the twisted strips on the prepared baking sheet, leaving space between them.
  • 8. Bake: Bake in the preheated oven for approximately 12-15 minutes or until the Elephant Ear Cookies are golden brown and crispy.
  • 9. Cool and Dust: Allow the cookies to cool on a wire rack. Once cooled, dust them with powdered sugar for an extra touch of sweetness.
  • 10. Serve: Enjoy your Homemade Elephant Ear Cookies with a glass of milk or your favorite hot beverage.
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