County Fair Elephant Ears

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Light, pastry-like cookies.

INGREDIENTS (for 6 servings):


  • Mix flour, sugar and salt. Cut in butter, as for pastry.
  • Soften yeast in water. Combine milk, egg yolk and softened yeast. Add to flour mixture and mix well.
  • Cover dough and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  • Place dough on a lightly floured cutting board and knead lightly. Cover with a cloth and allow to rest for 10 minutes.
  • 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.
  • Cut dough into 1-inch slices.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle nuts on top and press gently.
  • Place dough on ungreased cookie sheets, brush with melted butter and sprinkle with about 1 teaspoon of the sugar-cinnamon mixture.
  • Bake immediately in a preheated 400 degree oven about 12 minutes. Cool on wire racks.