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Cinnamon Sugar Elephant Ear Cookies

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
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 8
Author Donya | asouthernsoul.com


  • 1 cup sugar , divided
  • pinch kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1 sheet puff pastry , defrosted


  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • 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.
  • Unfold the sheet of puff pastry onto the sugar mixture.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Slice the dough into 3/8-inch slices and place the slices, cut side up, on baking sheets lined with parchment paper.
  • 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.
  • Transfer to a baking rack to cool.