Made with an easy sour cream dough instead of the traditional puff pastry, these mini elephant ears are filled with raspberry jam and rolled in cinnamon sugar.

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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Pulse flour and salt in a food processor until combined. Add butter and pulse until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Add sour cream and pulse until mixture holds together when pinched. Knead dough on a work surface to bring together, then flatten into an 8-by-6-inch rectangle. Wrap in plastic and refrigerate until firm, at least 1 hour and up to overnight.

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. In a small bowl, stir together sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle half of mixture evenly on work surface. Let dough stand at room temperature until pliable. Cut in half; place one half of dough on sugared surface. With a floured rolling pin, roll into a 14-inch square. Spread half of jam onto dough, leaving a 1/4-inch border all around. Starting from one side, tightly roll dough toward center, incorporating sugar. Repeat, rolling other side to meet first roll in middle. Freeze 15 minutes.

  • With a serrated knife, cut dough crosswise into 1/4-inch-thick slices. (Refrigerate dough as needed if it gets too soft to slice.) Arrange slices 2 inches apart on parchment-lined baking sheets.

  • Bake 10 minutes. Carefully flip palmiers with an offset spatula and bake until golden, about 6 minutes more. Let cool on sheets 1 minute, then transfer to a wire rack; let cool completely. Repeat with remaining sugar mixture and dough. Cookies can be stored in an airtight container, between sheets of waxed paper, up to 1 week.

Reviews (3)

33 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 7
  • 4 star values: 15
  • 3 star values: 4
  • 2 star values: 7
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2018
These were wonderful, flaky, crisp and delicious and look just like the picture. Although they looked difficult, they were really very easy and a great addition to my holiday cookie tray. I too did not get 9 doz. only about 5 doz. I have used sour cream pastry previously but this is the most flakey and like real puff pastry. I am using the dough in other recipes like coffee cakes, etc. Love Martha's shows and the best website ever.
Rating: Unrated
12/10/2014
I backed these this weekend and they turned out beautiful and delicious! Flaky and perfectly shaped. However, the yield was no where close to 9 dozen. It was more like 3 dozen - any suggestions?
Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2014
Made these today and they were great! I was concerned that they would not be as flaky as a true palmier, but they are and they are delicious. I was also worried that the jam would bubble up and out during cooking, but it did not. I topped them with sanding sugar when they came out of the oven to give them a pretty, finished look. The recipe is great for a cookie exchange or cookie walk because it makes so many.
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