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Cinnamon-Sugar Elephant Ears

These classic cookies are also known as palmiers, and you won’t believe how easy they are to make at home

Serves 36
Ready in 27 mins
Prep time 15 mins
Cooking time 12 mins
88 calories per serving


> 1 large egg
> 1/2 cup sugar
> 1 tbsp ground cinnamon
> 1 (17.3 oz) pkg puff pastry sheets


In a small bowl, whisk together egg and 1 tbsp water. In another bowl, combine the sugar and cinnamon.
Sprinkle 2 tbsp cinnamon sugar onto your work surface. Unfold 1 pastry sheet on top of the sugar. Brush the pastry with the egg, and sprinkle with 1 tbsp cinnamon sugar.
Fold the top and bottom of the pastry sheet over so the edges meet in the middle. Roll flat with a rolling pin. Fold dough in half lengthwise. Repeat with remaining pastry sheet and cinnamon sugar. Cover with plastic and refrigerate 20-30 min. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 400°F.
When dough is set and oven is preheated, cut each pastry roll into 18 slices. Place the slices onto 2 parchment-lined baking sheets and bake for 12 min., or until cookies are golden brown. Remove from oven, and transfer to a wire rack to cool.

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