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Sep 8, 2006 01:28 AM

Elephant Ear Cookies

Hi everyone,

I'm not sure if this is the place to post, but here goes...I would love to find the tastiest Elephant Ear cookies in SF. These "cookies" are cream-colored with a chocolate-colored swirl, and are sliced thin like a chip. I believe they're sold under the brand name of "Smackles" in an orange bag. I've had "Smackles" from different bakeries, but some are thicker than others, and well, the closer they are to a chip in thickness, the more I like them (probably because more grease has been soaked in).

We have them in Los Angeles, but they aren't that fresh (and are, of course, more expensive). The chips usually sit in the bag for too long, and they then acquire the taste of the plastic bag they came in.

If anyone can offer any help, it would be appreciated!

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  1. They're all over Chinatown. An easy place to get Smackles, and which has pretty good turnover would be Mee Mee Bakery near Walgreen's on Stockton Street, just off Broadway.

      1. re: CYL

        Sorry...yes, they *are* cow ear cookies. That's what happens when you don't have any sleep nor food in your stomach! :)

      2. That reminds me of when I was a kid in chinatown. I loved the cow ear cookies that were in stapled, unmarked plastic bags that I could only find in the store in the basement of the Empress of China building. Haven't found any that replicate those. They were much thinner than the ones that look similar and they didn't have sesame seeds in it. Totally addictive, slightly salty and not too sweet.

        1. I KNEW I was forgetting something when I left the city today! Next visit's must stop and buy!

          1. Remember seeing them at Eastern Bakery on Grant Av.