Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

Orejas are crisp little cookies with endless possibilities, you will not believe how easy these are to make.  Puff pastry sweetened with sugar and baked until the sugar has caramelized and is light and fluffy. 
Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

Orejas is a sweet treat made from puff pastry, sugar, and cinnamon and is common in panaderĂ­as found throughout Mexico. Orejas are also called Elephant Ears, and Palmiers.

How to Make Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

This recipe takes only 3 ingredients to a light, fluffy pastry treat.
Start with thawing puff pastry for 40-45 minutes.
Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Combine sugar and spices. Set aside.

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper and spread about 1/4 cup of the cinnamon-sugar mixture on it, roughly in the shape of the puff pastry. 

Transfer the defrosted puff pastry to the baking sheet on top of the sugar mixture. Spread the remaining ¼ cup of sugar mixture liberally over the top of the puff pastry.

Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

Use a rolling pin to gently roll out the puff pastry both horizontally and vertically, which will cement the sugar into the pastry.

Fold the puff pastry inward from the edges to meet in the middle. Then fold again, in half. 

Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

With a sharp knife, cut half-inch slices and transfer them to a parchment paper-lined baking sheet.
Bake for 6-7 minutes on one side and flip for another 4-5 minutes
Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

Remove from oven and allow to cool on a cooling rack. Store leftovers in an airtight container for up to 5 days.

Orejas (Sweet Puffy Palmiers)

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