- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter
- 4 egg yolks
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- Oil for deep-fat frying
- Confectioners' sugar
- In a large bowl, combine flour and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. In another bowl, beat egg yolks until foamy; add milk and vanilla. Stir into crumb mixture until dough is stiff enough to knead.
- Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead 8-10 times. Divide dough into four pieces. Roll each portion into a 1/4-in.-thick rectangle; cut into 4-in. x 1-1/2-in. strips. Cut a 2-in. lengthwise slit down the middle of each strip; pull one of the ends through the slit like a bow.
- In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry dough strips, a few at a time, until golden brown on both sides. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar. Yield: 40 cookies.
Reviews for Grandma's Polish Cookies
"From what I remember growing up, and the recipe I still use when I make them, these are not the same as Fattigmans. Fattigmans resemble these in shape, but the ingredients are different."
"made these twice for our daughter in laws mom. our daughter in law is Polish born in Poland as is her mom. they both loved these crazy good cookies. I'll admit for every 10 I took out of the deep fryer I ate 2 of them.......soooo delicious."
"I grew up having Chrusciki (the correct spelling) every Christmas and on special holidays. My mother, who was from Poland, gave me a slightly different recipe but I bet these taste the same."
"These are Danish and called Fatiman's Buckles.."
"These are from my childhood! Delicious! We called them "pig's ears"."