Fried Cookies

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

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Nutrition Facts

  • 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
Fried Cookies

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