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How To Make a Polish Christmas Cookie- Chrust

By Edited Jun 10, 2015 3 5

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

4 eggs

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 1

Start by adding salt to the eggs and hand whisk for 10 minutes

Step 2

Next, add sugar, the flavoring, and whisk all until well blended

Step 3

Now fold in the flour

Step 4

Transfer the dough to a well-floured board and knead until the dough blisters

Step 5

When finished kneading, cut the dough into two halves

Step 6

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.

Step 7

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

Step 8

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.

Step 9

Drain each cookie on an absorbent paper towel and sprinkle or shake them in a zip lock bag with powered 10x sugar. Array

Tips & Warnings

They are great as Christmas Cookies and as warming gifts for your family. You will never make enough as they go pretty darn fast.


Sep 13, 2009 11:07am
This is a good recipe for anytime. Tx
Sep 13, 2009 1:17pm
Thanks goodselfme (R......), for everything

Oct 26, 2009 10:02am
Fantastic recipe. I do lots of holiday cooking and will be using this!
However, I agree with goodselfme, this is a recipe for anytime!
May 24, 2010 3:13pm
Yummo...Great recipe for Polish cookies. I agree cookies are better using lard, or even bacon fat.
Jan 14, 2012 7:32pm
These cookies are delicious. I took this same recipe and made something for my grandma, and she loved it. Then I started my application to hubpages to learn and write on here. Simply amazing experience. Thank You Buzzard. You are greatly appreciated.
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