Florentine Love Knot Cookies

Total Time
Prep 20 mins
Cook 10 mins

Unique Italian Deep Fried Cookies

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Put flour into a bowl and mix in the butter.
  2. Add the sugar, eggs, egg yolks, salt, lemon zest, and rum to the flour.
  3. Work the ingredients into dough.
  4. If the dough is too dry add a little water.
  5. Place the dough on a floured surface and knead well for 10 minutes.
  6. The dough should be smooth and shiny.
  7. Cover and allow to rest in a cool place for 1 hour.
  8. Heat at least 3-4" of oil to 350°F
  9. Divide the dough into fourths.
  10. On a floured surface roll out one quarter of the dough until it is thin (1/6") and cut into strips about 4" x 1/2".
  11. Tie each strip into a simple, loose knot.
  12. Fry the knots, 4 or 5 at a time, until puffed up and golden (about 1-2 minutes).
  13. Remove and drain on paper towels.
  14. Repeat with the rest of the dough.
  15. Before serving sprinkle with sifted confectioners sugar.
Most Helpful

Not what I expected. I was hoping for a better cookie then what I ended up with. Too much lemon zest and not enough rum.

crystalrainbow September 29, 2008