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Elephant Ears Recipe

Elephant Ears

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Original recipe makes 4 cookies Change Servings


  1. Preheat the over to 425 degrees F (220 degrees C). Grease a cookie sheet.
  2. Stir flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and the 1/4 cup melted butter until dough forms.
  3. Turn dough onto a flat, floured surface. Knead dough 10 times. Roll dough with a rolling pin or pat with hands into a rectangle, 9x5 inches. Brush with remaining melted butter using a pastry brush; sprinkle with 3 tablespoons sugar and cinnamon. Roll dough up tightly, beginning at narrow end. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Cut into 4 equal pieces with sharp knife. Place cuts sides up on cookie sheet; pat each into a 6-inch circle.
  4. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet with a spatula. Let cool on wire rack.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 16, 2003

I used to make these frequently but had lost my recipe. They always received "rave" notices. I'm so glad to have the recipe again!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 07, 2011

Nothing like an elephant ear. It's more like a cookie. I followed the recipe exactly and it looked nothing like the picture. It was more like a cookie. Wish I would have read the reviews first.


21 Ratings

Apr 12, 2008

this recipe confused me, it calls for 8 Tlbs. butter in ing. list, but only 1/4 cup in directions, so i combined this recipe with another to make the perfect elephant ears. increased flour to 2 cups and used 1/2 cup buttermilk.

Apr 22, 2006

yeah, these weren't really good. See, in Canada, these are called BEAVER TAILS and elephant ears just don't have the same great taste that beaver tails do... Not the best but still have a good taste. Thanks anyway!

Apr 29, 2005

This comes from a really good cookbook for kids. This recipe also makes 26 servings...or at least 26 cookies...very yum-yummy Maybe a bit more moisture, though.

Aug 24, 2009

I followed this recipe exactly, except that i had to use extra flour on the board to get it to be able to be handled. I thought they were fantastic and delicious, though I rolled the dough and cut into four pieces then flattened them and they are a great alternative for cinnamon rolls! Great recipe...would also be great dipped in some chocolate.....yum!

Sep 19, 2008

Nothing like an elephant ear. More of a cinnamon roll

Dec 14, 2005

I gave this recipe only 2 stars because it was actually very thick pancake batter. I followed the recipe exactly and it was nothing like elephant ears. Then I thinned the remaining batter and it made excellent pancakes. If this recipe had been under pancakes, I would have given it 4 or 5 stars. If you're going to make pancakes, don't forget to add about 3/4 cup of milk rather than 1/3 cup.


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  • Calories
  • 779 kcal
  • 39%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.1 g
  • 26%
  • Cholesterol
  • 125 mg
  • 42%
  • Fat
  • 47.5 g
  • 73%
  • Fiber
  • 2.3 g
  • 9%
  • Protein
  • 8.3 g
  • 17%
  • Sodium
  • 1048 mg
  • 42%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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