Fattigman (Poor Man's Cookies)

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 182


3 eggs yolk
1 egg
2 tablespoons sugar
1 tablespoon water cold
1 teaspoon cardamon ground cardamom
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/8 cups flour
vegetable oil
powdered sugar


In a small mixer bowl at medium speed, beat egg yolks with whole egg until light and fluffy. Beat in sugar, water, cardamom and vanilla. At low speed,gradually beat in flour to make a soft dough, scraping beaters as needed. Let stand for 15 minutes.

In a heavy pan or deep-fat fryer over medium heat, heat at least 2 inches of oil to 375°.

Meanwhile, on a lightly floured surface, roll dough to 1/16-inch thickness. With a pastry wheel or knife, cut into 1 1/4 -inch wide strips, then cut diagonally forming diamonds. If desired, cut a slit in one corner of diamond and pull opposite corner through.

Fry diamonds, a few at a time, in hot oil until a light golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon. Drain well on a wire rack over paper towels. While warm,dust with powdered sugar cool completely.

Store in an airtight container in a cool place. Best served the same day.

If making ahead, store without powdered sugar. To serve, warm in a preheated 275° oven for 5 minutes. Cool slightly, then dust with powdered sugar.

Nutritional Facts:

Serves: 4
Total Calories: 182
Calories from Fat: 27

This Fattigman (Poor Man's Cookies) recipe is from the Cookie Creations Cookbook. Download this Cookbook today.

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