We are all looking for different Christmas Cookies and I am no exception. If you read my other recipes, you will have a good idea why I like to cook. These are very light even when cooked in lard. You try one, and you wish you had made more. Your kids will demolish them if you do not keep on eye on them. If you let them help you make them (Shaking them in the bag) you'll wish you hadn't. Just think of me laughing in the background.
Things You Will Need
1 egg white
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp vanilla
1 Tbsp rum
1 cup flour
Optional: cook in lard (best) or oil
Start by adding salt to the eggs and hand whisk for 10 minutes
Next, add sugar, the flavoring, and whisk all until well blended
Now fold in the flour
Transfer the dough to a well-floured board and knead until the dough blisters
When finished kneading, cut the dough into two halves
Roll out one (1) of the haves using a rolling pin into a very thin layer & cut into strips about four (4) inches long and one (1) inch wide.
Slit each piece in center (Slit is parallel to the long edge) and pull one end through the slit (it will look almost like a bow tie), and set aside on plate lined with wax paper
Fry two (2) or three (3) at a time in hot fat (Lard*) until lightly browned. They cook so fast you do not want to burn them. Each stove is different- 15 seconds, 30 seconds, or 45 seconds on each side. I repeat, watch them closely so they won't burn. If they look dark brown, you just burned them.
Drain each cookie on an absorbent paper towel and sprinkle or shake them in a zip lock bag with powered 10x sugar.
Tips & WarningsThey are great as Christmas Cookies and as warming gifts for your family. You will never make enough as they go pretty darn fast.