Fried Cookies Recipe
- 2 eggs
- ¼ cup white sugar
- 2 ½ tablespoons shortening
- 2 ½ tablespoons brandy
- 2 teaspoons anise seed (optional)
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 cup vegetable oil for frying
- ⅓ cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
step 1: 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.
step 2: 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.
step 3: 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.
step 4: 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.
step 5: 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, and sprinkle heavily with confectioners' sugar.