If you all hang out with me on FB, you know I’ve been under the weather this week.  It’s not been fun at all and I’ve tried to make the best of it.  I am on the mend so I thought I should pay back the men in my house for all of the TLC they’ve given me over the past 4 days.

This recipe is from one of my favorite celebrity chefs, Ina Garten – The Barefoot Contessa.  These cookies are so easy to make!  They are sweet, flaky, crunchy and loaded with warm cinnamon flavor.  Nothing shows a little loving like a homemade sweet treat…

Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear Cookies
Prep Time
15 mins
Cook Time
10 mins
Total Time
25 mins

Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear Cookies may have a long name, but these are sweet, flaky, crunchy and loaded with warm cinnamon flavor, and make a great mouthful.

Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Servings: 8
Author: Donya | asouthernsoul.com
  • 1 cup sugar , divided
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 sheet puff pastry , defrosted
  1. Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  2. Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and kosher salt and pour it over a flat surface such as a wooden board or marble slab.
  3. Unfold the sheet of puff pastry onto the sugar mixture.
  4. Combine 1/2 cup of the sugar and the cinnamon and spread it evenly on the puff pastry - making sure you have an even coating.
  5. With a rolling pin, lightly roll the dough until it's a 13-inch square and the sugar is pressed into the puff pastry on top and bottom.
  6. Fold the sides of the square toward the center so they go halfway to the middle. Fold them again so the two folds meet exactly at the middle of the dough. Then fold one half over the other half as though closing a book. You will have 6 layers.
  7. Slice the dough into 3/8-inch slices and place the slices, cut side up, on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  8. Bake the cookies for 6 minutes, or until caramelized and brown on the bottom, then turn with a spatula and bake for another 3 to 5 minutes, until caramelized on the other side.
  9. Transfer to a baking rack to cool.
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