Fried Cookies

Fried Cookies Many European cultures had this type of fried cookie. This particular recipe says to tie it in a knot but it can be made pulling one end through a slit cut into the dough.

Ingredients

Original recipe yields 84 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified

Ingredient Checklist

Time Details

    PREP :

    COOK :

    TOTAL :

    SERVING : 84

    YIELD : 6 – 7 dozen

  • In a large bowl beat together eggs and sugar until thick and light colored. Then beat in shortening, brandy, anise seeds (optional) and salt. Beat in flour gradually.

    Advertisement
  • On a floured surface, knead dough into a smooth ball. Divide ball into two equal pieces, wrap in waxed paper and chill in refrigerator for at least two hours.

  • Roll one piece of dough into a rectangle approximately 12 x 15 inches. (The other piece of dough should be left in refrigerator until ready to be rolled.) Using pastry wheel, cut dough into strips 6 x 1 inch.

  • Make a vertical slit in top 1/3 of the strip and draw the bottom end of it through OR tie a knot in the center. Repeat with remaining dough and set aside.

  • Heat oil in a deep frying pan to 360 degrees F (185 degrees C). Deep fry strips until golden brown. Drain on paper towels, cool, and sprinkle heavily with confectioners’ sugar.

Per Serving: 24 calories; protein 0.5g; carbohydrates 3.4g; fat 0.8g; cholesterol 4.4mg; sodium 8.7mg. We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.