Classic Elephant Ears/Palmier cookies can be easily prepared at home. I found a way to make them even more soft, puffier, and interesting to taste. The recipe is simple but very successful. I’ll share further in the article!
Cookies Elephant ears/Palmier
As a rule, to make Elephant ears/Palmier cookies you need butter, eggs, and flour. However, these pastries can be modernized. The result is an even more airy delicacy that literally melts in your mouth. You’ll like it as I do!
- 300 g cottage cheese
- 150 g butter
- 200–250 g wheat flour
- 1 tsp. baking powder
- 4 tbsp. l. Sahara
- 1 tsp. vanilla sugar
1. If you have homemade cottage cheese, it will be great. But you can also easily buy it in the market. Pour the product into a deep bowl and rub it with a spoon.
2. Next, add melted butter to the cottage cheese and mix everything thoroughly. It is important that the cottage cheese is at room temperature and it is not hot. The result should be a homogeneous curd and creamy mass.
3. Add sifted flour and baking powder to a bowl. Knead elastic soft dough. Let it rest for 10-15 minutes at room temperature.
4. Next, sprinkle your work surface with flour and place the dough on it. Roll it into a rectangular layer no more than 0.5 centimeters thick. Then sprinkle the dough with two types of sugar, after mixing them. You can adjust the amount of sugar to your taste since the dough itself contains no sugar at all.
5. Now roll the dough on both sides into rolls, connecting them in the middle of the rectangle. Next, cut the resulting double roll into pieces approximately 1 centimeter thick. These are the future cookies.
6. Place the pieces on a baking sheet covered with parchment paper, at a sufficient distance from each other. Bake cookies in a preheated oven for about 30 minutes at 180 degrees. The “ears” should be properly browned!
After cooking, it is better to let the cookies cool slightly. You should not serve hot baked goods straight to the table! By the way, I recommend adding cinnamon to the sugar mixture for sprinkling the cookies. Then the “elephant ears” will turn out even more fragrant.
And if you’re ready to experiment, you can also sprinkle the cookies with coconut flakes or chopped nuts. Chocolate will also work. I am sure that the flavor palette of baked goods will only benefit from this!
If you have a signature shortbread cookie recipe in your arsenal, be sure to share it in the comments. It would also be great if you could share photos of the cookies you made.