Grandmas Polish Cookies

Contributed By: Terry Borden


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


1. 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.
2. 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 4x1-1/2-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.
3. 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.

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TOTAL TIME: Prep: 45 min. Cook: 5 min./batch YIELD: 40 cookies.

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