Polish Fried Cookies (Chrusciki) Photo
Polish Fried Cookies (Chrusciki)

YIELD Makes 4 dozen cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 cup all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon sugar
3 large egg yolks
3 tablespoons sour cream
1 tablespoon vodka or whiskey
Vegetable oil
2‑2/3 cups powdered sugar

PREPARATION:

  1. Place flour and sugar in medium bowl; stir to combine. Make well in center of flour mixture; add egg yolks, sour cream and vodka. Stir with spoon until soft dough forms.
  2. Place dough on lightly floured surface; knead gently until dough is smooth. Form dough into 2 discs; wrap in plastic wrap and refrigerate until firm, 30 minutes or overnight.
  3. Working with 1 disc at a time, unwrap dough and place on lightly floured surface. Roll out dough with lightly floured rolling pin to 1/8-inch-thick (12X10-inch) rectangle. Cut dough lengthwise in half; cut each half into 12 strips.
  4. Make 1-inch vertical slit down center of each strip. Insert one end of strip through cut to form twist; repeat with remaining strips.
  5. Heat oil in large saucepan to 375°F. Place 6 strips at a time into hot oil. Fry about 1 minute or until golden brown, turning cookies once with slotted spoon. Drain on paper towels.
  6. Place 1/3 cup powdered sugar in small brown paper bag. Add 6 warm cookies at a time; close bag and shake until cookies are coated with sugar. Repeat with additional sugar and remaining cookies. Cookies are best when served immediately, but can be stored in airtight container 1 day.
This recipe appears in: European

You Might Also Like

Grilled Five-Spice Fish with Garlic Spinach

Learn how to cook authentic Asian cuisine with our recipes from all of the major regions in Asia, including Korea, Japan and Malaysia.

Tuscan Brunch Torta

Learn how to properly prepare Italian cuisine by following our easy-to-understand recipes that walk you step-by-step through the process.

search recipes
  • Most Popular

  • Most Watched

Don't Miss