Knee Patches, or Elephant Ears Amish Confection

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READY IN: 1hr
YIELD: 48 cookies
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • In a large bowl, beat eggs until light and pale yellow.
  • Add in the vanilla, salt, and the cream.
  • Blend.
  • Add the flour and beat well and thoroughly.
  • This dough will be very stiff.
  • On a floured surface kneed for ten minutes.
  • (if your mixer has a dough hook it can be done that way also.) Preheat oil to 375 degrees.
  • Pinch off the size of a large marble, and roll out thinly as possible.
  • Should be about 4 inches or so.
  • Cover your knees with a tea towel, and stretch the dough over the knee in the sitting position and stretch dough very thin.
  • Cook two at a time in the hot fat, until golden brown.
  • Turning once, takes about two minutes on each side.
  • The dough will blister and puff up like a pita bread.
  • Lift out each and shake extra oil off well.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • When all the stretching, and deep frying is done, and cookies are cooled, then combine the icing powder and cinnamon, sift over the cookie lightly, on the top of each.
  • These are eaten the same day.
  • They do not keep well.
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