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County Fair Elephant Ears

County Fair Elephant Ears

"Light, pastry-like cookies."
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Ingredients

servings 717 cals
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Original recipe yields 6 servings

Nutrition

  • Calories:
  • 717 kcal
  • 36%
  • Fat:
  • 31.7 g
  • 49%
  • Carbs:
  • 104.8g
  • 34%
  • Protein:
  • 6.9 g
  • 14%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 396 mg
  • 16%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Nutritional Information

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  • * Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
  • ** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.
  • (-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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Directions

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  1. Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, as for pastry.
  2. Soften yeast in water. Combine milk, egg yolk and softened yeast. Add to flour mixture and mix well.
  3. Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. Place dough on a lightly floured cutting board and knead lightly. Cover with a cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  5. Roll dough into a rectangle, 10x18 inches, and brush with soft butter. Mix 1/2 cup sugar and 2 teaspoons cinnamon and sprinkle evenly over dough. Roll as for jelly roll, sealing the edge. The roll should be 18 inches long.
  6. Cut dough into 1-inch slices.
  7. Mix remaining sugar and cinnamon on a large square of waxed paper or aluminum foil. Place slices, one at a time, on sugar mixture and roll into 5-inch balls.
  8. Sprinkle nuts on top and press gently.
  9. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheets, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  10. Bake immediately in a preheated 400 degree oven about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Parchment can be used for easier cleanup/removal from the pan.

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I'm not sure what county fair this is from, but this rolled variety is not what's served at midwestern county fairs. Our elephant ears are plate-sized deep-fried lumps of dough sprinkled with c...

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Not a bad recipe but tasted like shortbread cookies. Not at all county fair elephant ears that I have had. I'm not sure if they would even work fried because they just don't have the right taste.

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I'm not sure what county fair this is from, but this rolled variety is not what's served at midwestern county fairs. Our elephant ears are plate-sized deep-fried lumps of dough sprinkled with c...

it's just what i was looking for but didn't have time to refridgerate for 2 hours, following another review, i left out the yeast, egg and water, and used buttermilk in place of scolded milk, an...

I skip the egg, yeast, and walnuts. Yummy!

Taste: Delicious. Mess in kitchen: substantial. So basically what you're doing is making cinnamon rolls, but instead of leaving them as rolls, you smash each roll into a large flat circle, spr...

I have made this recipe several times. It's better than a danish pastry. Light and tender.

Not a bad recipe but tasted like shortbread cookies. Not at all county fair elephant ears that I have had. I'm not sure if they would even work fried because they just don't have the right taste.

I made these for my oldest son and he loved them. How wonderful not to have to wait until fair time!

My daughters 5 and 6 helped me make these for out youth group. They were easy to make, and all of the kids love them. Thanks, will make again, have to the kids are asking for them already!

I have been making this recipe for years and except for refrigerating the dough after step #4 and again after step #5 (makes it much easier to handle) and using parchment, make them as written a...

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