Oil Cookies Recipe
- 6 eggs
- ¾ cup evaporated milk
- 1 cup vegetable oil
- 2 tablespoons vanilla extract
- 1 ¼ cups white sugar
- 2 tablespoons baking powder
- 6 cups all-purpose flour
step 1: Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets.
step 2: In a large bowl, beat the eggs, evaporated milk, oil and vanilla until well blended. Mix in the sugar and baking powder. Stir in the flour 1 cup at a time until the dough becomes too stiff to stir. Turn out onto a clean surface and knead in as much of the remaining flour as possible. Dough should be smooth and not sticky. Keep the dough covered with a towel while pinching off tablespoon sized pieces of dough and rolling them into small ropes 6 inches long and 1/4 inch in diameter. Tie ropes into loose knots and place them 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheets. The cookies will almost triple in size while baking.
step 3: Bake for 10 to 12 minutes in the preheated oven, until light brown on the bottom. Remove from cookie sheets to cool on wire racks. When cool, glaze with a mixture of confectioners' sugar and water, if desired.