Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

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As a child I loved to cook. Most of the things I made came from my imagination, and I’m sure they were actually pretty terrible. I did however have this one cook book that I liked to cook from, Alpha-Bakery Children’s Cook Book. When my mom was visiting for Thanksgiving she brought Big B my old copy.

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

I have vivid memories of making some of these recipes, so I thought it might be fun to do some of them with Big B, starting with my favorite one of all… Elephant Ears!

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Ingredients:

  • 1/4 Cup of Butter
  • 1 Cup of All Purpose Flour
  • 5 Tablespoons of Sugar and an Additional Sprinkle
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Baking Powder
  • 1/2 Teaspoon of Salt
  • 1/3 Cup of Milk
  • 1 Teaspoon of Ground Cinnamon

Start by heating your oven to 425 degrees. Grease a cookie sheet

Melt butter and set aside.

Stir together flour, 2 tablespoons of the sugar, the baking powder, and salt into a bowl

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Stir in milk and 3 tablespoons of melted butter until dough forms.

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Sprinkle a surface lightly with flour. Knead and roll dough out onto the floured surface. Shape dough into a 9×5 inch rectangle.

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Brush with the remaining melted butter.

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Sprinkle with remaining sugar and cinnamon

Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

Roll up dough, beginning at the narrow end. Pinch edge to seal the roll. Cut into 4 equal pieces with sharp knife. Place onto the cookie sheet cut side up and sprinkle with sugar.

Bake until browned, about 8 to 10 minutes. Place on a wire rack to cool. Enjoy!


2 comments on “Cooking With Your Kids: Elephant Ears

  1. I remember making these with my mom when I was little, using left over pie crust dough and I recently made them with my girls :) We call them Roly Polies or snail shells. They are so yummy and don’t last very long around here lol

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