Elephant Ears


1/4 Cup of Butter
1 Cup of Flour
2 TBSP of Sugar
1/2 TSP of Baking Powder
1/2 TSP of Salt
1/3 Cup of Milk
3 TBSP of Sugar
1 TSP of Ground Cinnamon


  1. Heat the oven to 425º
  2. Grease a cookie sheet with shortening
  3. Heat butter until melted, set aside. Stir flour, 2 TBSP of sugar, the baking powder, and salt in a medium bowl. Stir in milk and 3 TBSP of the melted butter until dough forms
  4. Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour; turn dough onto surface. Knead 10 times. Roll dough with a rolling pin or pat with hands into a rectangle, 9×5 inches. Brush with remaining melted butter using a pastry brush; sprinkle with mixture of 3 TBSP sugar and the cinnamon
  5. Roll dough up tightly, beginning at the narrow end. Pinch edge of dough into roll to seal. Cut into 4 equal pieces with sharp knife. Place cut sides up on cookie sheet; pat each into a 6-inch circle. Sprinkle with more sugar
  6. Bake until golden brown, 8 to 10 minutes. Immediately remove from cookie sheet with a spatula. Let cool on wire rack

Recipe from Alpha Bakery Children’s Cookbook

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