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Chrusciki Bow Tie Cookies

My mother-in-law gave me the recipe for these traditional Polish "angel wings." She's been gone for years now, but I still make them in memory of her. —Edward & Linda Svercauski, San Diego, California
  • Total Time
    Prep: 1 hour Cook: 5 min./batch
  • Makes
    4 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3 egg yolks
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup spiced rum
  • 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup confectioners' sugar
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • Additional confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • In a large bowl, beat the egg yolks, egg, rum, vanilla and salt until blended. Gradually add confectioners' sugar; beat until smooth. Stir in flour until a stiff dough forms. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; knead seven times.
  • Divide dough into three portions. Roll one portion into a 1/4-in.-thick rectangle, about 12 in. x 5-1/2 in. Cut in half lengthwise, then cut dough widthwise into 1-1/2-in.-wide strips. Cut a 3/4-in. lengthwise slit down the center of each strip; pull one of the ends through the slit, forming a bow. Repeat.
  • In an electric skillet or deep-fat fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry cookies, a few at a time, for 1-2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Dust with confectioners’ sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 cookie: 38 calories, 1g fat (0 saturated fat), 17mg cholesterol, 27mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.

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