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Fattigmands Bakkelse

Yield 6 dozen

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 8 egg yolks
  • 3 tablespoons brandy
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon ground cardamom
  • Vegetable oil
  • Powdered sugar

How to Make It

  1. Combine 3/4 cup sugar, eggs, egg yolks, and brandy in a large mixing bowl; beat until thick and lemon colored. Gradually add whipping cream; beat well.

  2. Sift together flour and cardamom in a medium mixing bowl; add to sugar mixture, 1/2 cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

  3. Turn out a small portion of dough onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 1/8-inch thickness. Cut into 3- x 2-inch diamonds; make a 3/4-inch lengthwise slit in the center of each, and gently pull one corner through as far as possible without tearing.

  4. Drop 3 to 4 at a time into 4 inches of hot oil (375°). Cook 2 minutes, turning once or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels; sift powdered sugar over tops of cookies. Repeat procedure with remaining dough.

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