Fattigmands Bakkelse

Christmas Cookies

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar

Combine 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and brandy; beat until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add whipping cream; beat well.

Sift together flour and cardamom; add to sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

Turn out a small portion of dough onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 3 x 2 inch diamonds; make a 3/4 inch lengthwise slit in center of each, and gently pull one corner thrugh as far as possible without tearing. Drop 3 to 4 at a time into 4 inches of hot oil (375°). Cook, turning once, 2 minutes or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sift powdered sugar over tops of cookies. Repear procedure with remaining dough.

Yield: 6 dozen.


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