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Post by Diva Q » Thu Dec 07, 2006 1:19 pm

This was my grandmothers recipe. They are not very sweet but are a terrific cookie if you are looking for a large batch cookie to give to friends and family over the holidays.


1 tbls unsalted butter

2 large eggs

5 large egg yolks

3 tbls granulated sugar

11/2 tsp salt

1 tsp pure orange extract

1 tsp pure lemon extract

1 tsp white vinegar

1 tbls rum

3 tbls sour cream

1 tsp grated lemon zest

1 tsp grate orange zest

2-3 cups all purpose flour

Pure vegetable shortening for deep frying

Melt butter and combine with eggs, yolks, sugar, salt, extracts, vinegar, rum, and sour cream with a heavy mixer beat until lemon coloured. Add citrus zests. Gradually add the flour until a very stiff dough is formed. Turn onto a floured surface and knead 8-10 minutes. Cut dough in half after it becomes elastic. Roll dough very thin cut into strips about 4 inches long and 11/4 inches wide. Cut the ends on a diagonal. Slit each piece in the centre. Invert one end through the slit. Place on parchment or wax paper and cover with a towel to keep moist. Heat shortening to 375 degrees F. Make sureto use a deep heavy bottomed pot to avoid splashes of oil. Lightly fry each to a golden colour. Do not crowd the pot. Drain on paper towels or bags. Transfer to a cooling rack. When cool sprinkle with icing sugar or serve with a chocolate or caramel dip or even honey.

Makes a ton of them.
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