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
Step 1Start 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
Step 4Transfer the dough to a well-floured board and knead until the dough blisters
Step 5When finished kneading, cut the dough into two halves
Step 6Roll 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.
Step 7Slit 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
Step 8Fry 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.
Step 9Drain each cookie on an absorbent paper towel and sprinkle or shake them in a zip lock bag with powered 10x sugar. Array
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.