Palmiers aka Elephant Ears

These cookies are as nostalgic as they are delicious! I remember eating these for breakfast with my sister in Panama. The only difference was they were three times the size. Due to their enormity & funny shape we cleverly coined them as “Elephant Ears”. After describing these to my friend Bridgette I was ecstatic to receive this recipe from her. Not only did they taste as amazing as I remember but they were a breeze to make! These were a hit on Mother’s Day.

*Recipe adapted from The All-New Ultimate Southern Living Cookbook

Palmiers aka Elephant Ears

Prep Time: 1 hour

Cook Time: 23 minutes


  • 1 Package Puff Pastry (or make your own!)
  • About 1/2 c. Granulated Sugar


  1. Preheat oven to 400
  2. Sprinkle work surface with sugar.
  3. Place a sheet of flat puff pastry on surface & sprinkle all over with sugar.
  4. Take one end of puff pastry & gently roll dough until you get to the center.
  5. Repeat with the other end until 2 rolls have met in the middle & are touching (make sure each roll is tight).
  6. Wrap tightly in plastic wrap & freeze for an hour.
  7. Repeat process with remaining puff pastry & sugar.
  8. After an hour, remove from freezer, & cut crosswise into ½ inch thick slices (they will look like little hearts).
  9. Lay slices on baking sheet & sprinkle with remaining sugar.
  10. Bake for 21-23 minutes until golden.
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  1. Bridgette says:

    Those look awesome!

  2. Gigi says:

    These are one of my favorite cookies! Thanks for sharing!
    Happy Birthday! I helped Seth with your special birthday gift at Bed Bath and Beyond yesterday! I hope you enjoy it. I love mine.

  3. Thank you so much! I LOVE LOVE LOVE my new vitamix & can’t wait to use it. :)

  4. Hillary says:

    Ah, had no idea how simple these were! May try tonight!

  5. smt says:

    sound yummy. Keeping on file for a day I am not on a diet!

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