Prep 35 mins
Cook 10 mins
When you sprinkle these cookies with powdered sugar, they look like small branches covered with snow! The dough needs to sit for at least 2 hours. Adapted from Saveur magazine.
- 2 cups flour
- 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
- 1⁄2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 pinch salt
- 2 eggs
- 2 tablespoons sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons brandy (may sub apple juice)
- vegetable oil
- 1 cup powdered sugar (confectioner's)
- Sift the flour, cinnamon, baking powder, and salt together in a medium bowl and set aside.
- Place the eggs and sugar into a medium mixing bowl and beat with electric mixer on medium speed until pale yellow, about 2 minutes.
- Add the butter and half of the flour mixture and beat until just mixed, then add remaining flour mixture and beat until dough begins to come together.
- Add the brandy and continue beating until dough forms completely.
- Shape the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours or overnight.
- Let the covered dough come almost to room temperature. Line 1 sheet pan with wax paper(or parchment) and another pan with paper towels; set both aside.
- Cut dough in half and re wrap 1 of the pieces in plastic wrap to keep it from drying out.
- Roll the uncovered dough out on a lightly floured board to 8"x12" rectangle about 1/8" thick. Cut dough into 3/4"x2 1/2" strips. Cut a 1" vertical slit down center of each strip. Twist 1 end of each strip and thread it through the slit, forming a loose loop. Set shaped dough strips on the wax paper lined pan as formed. Repeat the process with remaining dough.
- Pour oil into a heavy medium saucepan to a depth of 3" and heat over medium heat until temperature registers 375°F on a candy thermometer.
- Working in batches, fry cookies, turning them over halfway through cooking time, until pale golden brown on each side, about 1 minutes per side.
- Move cookies with a slotted spoon to the paper towel lined pan to let drain and cool completely.
- Serve the cookies on a serving plate liberally dusted with powdered sugar. Enjoy!
I liked these cookies alot, but I thought the oil was a little too much. I baked the cookies at 350 F degrees with some oil, knowing I would miss out on the greasiness of the cookies, but it turned out pretty good anyhow.