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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.

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Reviews of Krusczyki:

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  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

  annette in hometown Marcus Hook, Penna now live in NC  Nov 11, 2010
Would make this again.
these are one the best christmas cookies I have ever made. my grandmom use to make them and taught all of us how to make them 5 stars

  A cookie baker  Dec 16, 2008
Would make this again.
Very Very Delicious. Almost as good as the ones my grandma used to make 5 stars

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