Fried Ribbon Cookies
|Butter||4 Tablespoon, melted|
|All-purpose flour||2 3⁄4 Cup (44 tbs), sifted|
|Anise extract||2 Teaspoon|
|Confectioner' s sugar||1 Tablespoon|
|Fat||1 Tablespoon (For Frying)|
1)In a bowl, beat eggs until thick and lemon-colored.
2)Slowly add sugar and salt and beat until dissolved.
3)Add butter and half the flour and blend well.
4)Stir in anise extract and water.
5)Fold in remaining flour to make stiff dough. Chill 15 minutes.
6)Divide the dough into 5 or 6 parts.
7)Roll one part at a time out on a lightly floured board until dough is nearly transparent.
8)Using a pastry wheel cut dough into strips 1 inch wide and 6 inches long.
9)Roll strips very loosely over first two fingers. Slip ribbon of cookie onto tines of a large meat fork.
10)In a pan, heat fat and put cookie, when the dough rises to the surface it will begin to unroll.
11)As soon as it unrolls, twist it back into a roll again with the meat fork.
12)Hold dough loosely against side of pan for a minute or two until the dough sets and brown lightly on both sides.
13)Drain cookies and sprinkle confectioners' sugar.
14)Serve the fried ribbon cookies at the snack time.