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Mouse Ears

so last night i just had to bake something…or two things. but of course, I didn’t have any flour. it’s not so easy to bake without flour…although I should probably give it a try for my friends over at Delight. First I thought of a flourless chocolate cake, but I’ve done that before and wanted to do something different. Then I remembered I had puff pastry in the freezer and it all came together.

With just 3 ingredients, you can make these fun, sweet and flaky cookies. In French, they’re palmiers, but I just call them mouse ears. They’re so simple and so cute. I love that the cinnamon/sugar mix creates a yummy caramel-y glaze. They make a pretty good impression for such few ingredients and little effort.

Mouse Ears

  • 2 sheets puff pastry – thawed
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 3 teaspoons cinnamon (I’m still out of cinnamon, so I used my pumpkin pie spice mix – delish!)
  1. Preheat oven to 400°.
  2. Combine sugar and cinnamon into a small bowl.
  3. Unfold thawed pastry dough and roll out with a rolling pin a little.
  4. Generously sprinkle sugar mix all over the pastry. Roll again with a rolling pin to push sugar into the dough.
  5. Flip pastry over and repeat step 4 on the other side.
  6. Take the long side of the pastry and tightly roll into the center. Repeat on the other side until the two sides are coiled in together.
  7. Repeat with other puff pastry sheet.
  8. Using a sharp knife, slice rolls 1/2″ thick and place on a baking sheet with parchment paper. (They will expand a little, so don’t place the cookies too close together.)
  9. Bake for 15-18 minutes.