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Elephant Ear Cookies

March 1st, 2014 in Desserts by
Total cooking time: 45min
Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe

This is pretty easy recipe for sugar sprinkled puff pastry cookies which can be made from either ready-to-use puff pastry dough, or homemade one. Either way the recipe isn’t too complicated to follow.

I used whole sheet of puff pastry dough prepared for last week recipe (that was made from 2 cups of flour, 8 oz of margarine and 2/3 cups of water). That yielded me 2 full cookie sheets (2 batches) of 36 cookies each.

You can adjust size of the cookies by playing with the dough: thinner dough rolled into smaller rolls will produce smaller cookies, thicker dough or/and bigger rolls will produce bigger ones.

If you like cookies to be more sweet, roll dough slices in sugar before putting them to the cookie sheet (but for me it is a bit too sweet, so I usually skip this part).

Ingredients:


How to prepare, step-by-step:

  1. Prepare ingredients:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 1
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 1
  2. If you work in batches, slice pastry dough in pieces and store dough you don’t work with for current batch in a fridge; when slicing keep in mind that rectangular shape of dough is easier to work with in this recipe. Sprinkle wooden board with sugar (amount to taste, more sugar will make sweeter cookies):
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 2
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 2
  3. Put a sheet of puff pastry dough on top, and run a rolling pin over to press sugar into the dough:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 3
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 3
  4. Then flip dough to another side, and sprinkle wooden board under it with more sugar if needed:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 4a
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 4a
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 4b
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 4b
  5. Run the rolling pin over the dough and a layer of sugar again, don’t over do it: the goal is to press sugar into the dough, not to roll the dough thin:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 5
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 5
  6. Now let’s form the “ears”. Fold a piece of dough about inch big from on side of the dough sheet, then fold in couple of times more:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 6
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 6
  7. Do the same from another side of the dough sheet:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 7
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 7
  8. Repeat until even dough rolls meet in the middle, then fold them in a way that one roll is on top of the other; press with couple of strokes to even out:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 8
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 8
  9. Warm up oven to 365F. Slice dough rolls into pieces about half inch big with a knife (if you like more sweet cookies, you can roll each of them in a sugar from each side before continuing with the next step):
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 9
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 9
  10. Line a cookie sheet/pan with parchment paper. And arrange dough pieces sliced side up on it, keep in mind that dough will rise, so allow some distance in between:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 10
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 10
  11. Put cookie sheet to the warmed up oven and let cookies bake for about 20 mins:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 11
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 11
  12. Remove cookie sheet from the oven, let them cool down a bit and then move then to a plate. If you have more dough to go, repeat necessary steps other batches:
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 12
    Elephant Ear Cookies Recipe: Step 12
Enjoy!

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These look so good! I’m with you, not too sweet. You could use maybe colored sugar for a holiday, or dip one side in chocolate for decadence. These look perfect for tea or coffee time.

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