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Krusczyki

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  •  4.8 stars stars based on 31 reviews
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A traditional sweet crisp pastry made out of dough that has been shaped into thin twisted ribbons, deep-fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.

Makes about 36

14 egg yolks
2 cups sour cream
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter
8 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups shortening
1/3 cup powdered sugar

In a large bowl mix together all ingredients. Stir into a ball, then turn dough out onto a floured surface . Knead dough for 1/2 hour. If you have a mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix for about 15 minutes. Let dough rest for 10 minutes. On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips that are 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. In the center of each strip, cut a 1 inch slit, lengthwise. Pull one end of the strip through the slit to form a bow. In a frying pan or an electric skillet, melt shortening and heat to about 350 F. Place cookies in hot oil. Cook on both sides until lightly browned then remove to a paper towel. Dust cookies with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar may absorb some of the oil, so you may want to dust them several times.

Note: Alternate spellings: Kruschicki, Chrusciki, Kruschici, Angel Wings.

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Reviews of Krusczyki:

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  KMB in WA  Dec 13, 2015
Would make this again.
For all the people complaining about how the name is "wrong" or spelled incorrectly etc., GET OVER IT! JEEZ! Are you that egocentric not even to conceive of the idea that these cookies are a tradition among MANY Eastern European cultures, each one of which has its own name for them? We called them Khrusty (I don't even know how to spell it!), or some such thing in my (Ukrainian) house...but it is obvious that this is the same recipe. That is to say nothing of the need to translate a word originally written in non-Latin characters into one using the Latin characters of English, and the many interpretations that can result--how many of us have relatives from E. Eu. whose last names were Anglicized upon our ancestors arrival in N. America? I've seen multiple "English" spellings of my own last name, but there's no doubt they're the same because when you say them out loud, they all sound the same. 5 stars

  KMB in WA  Dec 13, 2015
Would make this again.
These were a tradition in my half-German-half-Ukrainian Canadian household growing up. Always a treat because they take a while to make. But for a once-a-year treat, totally worth it. They would always be the first to go once the cookie bins were set out over the holidays (we'd make these and other cookies well in advance and freeze them for Christmas). Very happy to see this recipe online! 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Nov 15, 2014
Would make this again.
My Babcia used to make these for me when I was little. Can\'t wait to try them 5 stars

  Mary in Albany NY  Dec 17, 2011
Would make this again.
I make there all the time - good to see a Polish cookie. 5 stars

  Carolyn  Dec 15, 2011
Would make this again.
Surprisingly exellent. I changed it up a little and added finely chopped walnuts which worked out really well. An instant family classic. 5 stars

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