These European cookies are delicious no matter where they come from or how they are spelled. They are a fried cookie dessert and the meaning of the word is “dry cookie.”
- 4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup cold butter
- 4 large 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 4 pieces. Roll each portion into a 1/4-in.-thick rectangle; cut into 4×1-1/2-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.
1 each: 122 calories, 8g fat (4g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 98mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (1g sugars, 0 fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 fat, 1/2 starch.