Fried cookies are a delicious and easy treat to make. All you need is a few simple ingredients and a little bit of time. This recipe makes use of pantry staples like flour, sugar, and baking powder to create crispy, golden-brown cookies that are perfect for any occasion. Serve them plain or with your favorite dipping sauce for an extra special treat.
- -2 eggs
- -1/4 cup white sugar
- -2 1/2 tablespoons shortening
- -2 1/2 tablespoons brandy
- -2 teaspoons anise seed
- -1/4 teaspoon salt
- -2 cups all purpose flour
- -1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- –33% cup confectioners sugar for decoration
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.
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, sprinkle heavily with confectioners’ sugar
- Calories: 170
- Fat: 9 g
- Saturated fat: 2 g
- Cholesterol: 36 mg
- Sodium: 85 mg
- Carbohydrates: 17 g
- Fiber: 0.5 g
- Sugar 6g
- Protein 3g