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Chrusciki I Recipe
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Chrusciki I

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"This is the Polish version of angel wings."

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Original recipe makes 80 cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr
  • COOK

    30 mins
  • READY IN

    1 hr 30 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium bowl, whisk egg yolks, egg, sugar, salt, vanilla, and whiskey. Stir in 2 cups of the flour. If dough is sticky, add the rest of the flour. Knead dough for 5 minutes; divide into three parts. Keep dough pieces covered with plastic wrap until ready to use.
  2. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Or, alternately, melt 2 pounds lard(see Editor's Note). Oil should be about 1 inch deep.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out one piece of the dough until it's paper-thin. Cut into parallelogram (long diamond) shapes, and use a sharp paring knife to cut a slot in the centers. Pull one point of the diamond through the slot; set aside and repeat with remaining pieces.
  4. Fry 2 to 4 pieces at a time, depending on the size of your pan, about 5 to 10 seconds on each side. The cookies should not be browned. Remove from oil and drain on paper towels; dust with confectioners' sugar when cool. Store any remaining cookies in an airtight container.
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Footnotes

  • Editor's Notes:
  • These are traditionally fried in lard. You'll need about 2 pounds of lard to make it deep enough for frying.
  • We have determined the nutritional value of lard for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of fat used.
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Reviews More Reviews

Apr 10, 2003

Only one word for these. GREAT! I added a LITTLE more whiskey. :-)))))

 
Dec 11, 2005

Almost like Moms

 

5 Ratings

Dec 01, 2011

These bring back some incredible edible memories! My mother and grandmother made them when I was young. If you like a light thin pastry that is not too sweet you will love them too. They are sooo good! I can't wait to make them for the holidays.

 
Dec 22, 2010

Thank you!!! I love these wonderful hoiday cookies, but never knew what they where called.

 
Dec 26, 2013

I used 2 Tb of bourbon and added 1/4 C of flour. Everyone enjoyed them!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 256 kcal
  • 13%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 9.8 g
  • 3%
  • Cholesterol
  • 67 mg
  • 22%
  • Fat
  • 23.5 g
  • 36%
  • Fiber
  • 0.2 g
  • < 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.8 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 62 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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