Danish Smalls Klejner

Recipe by Olha7397
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READY IN: 19mins
YIELD: 60 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In the work bowl of the food processor with the steel blade in place, or in a mixing bowl, combine the flour, sugar, and baking powder.
  • Slice the butter and add to the dry ingredients.
  • Process or blend until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
  • Add 5 tablespoons of cream, egg, and cardamom (leave out cardamom if you wish) and mix until a dough forms.
  • Add more cream if necessary to moisten the dough.
  • Chill 30 minutes.
  • On a lightly floured board, roll dough out to 1/8-inch thickness and cut into strips about 1 1/4 inches wide.
  • Cut the strips diagonally into diamonds about 3 1/2 inches long.
  • Make a lengthwise slash through the center of each with the point of a knife.
  • Pull one end of the piece through the slash to form a half-knot.
  • Heat fat (vegetable oil, lard, or shortening) to 375 F.
  • Drop knots into the fat and cook until golden on both sides, turning once or twice.
  • Remove from fat and drain on paper toweling.
  • Dust with powdered sugar.
  • Store in an airtight tin in a cool place Makes about 60 cookies.
  • The Great Scandinavian Baking Book.
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