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Olie Bollen

Submitted by: rita 
Living In: Riverside, California, USA
Olie Bollen (oh-lee boh-lun) are small Dutch doughnut-style fritters, traditionally made and served as a snack or breakfast on New Year's Eve or New Year's Day. 
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Family Fry Bread

Submitted by: Sarah Stone 
Home Town: Jacksonville, Florida, USA
Indian fry bread is great for tacos, but you can also sprinkle it with cinnamon and sugar or top it with hazelnut spread for a tasty dessert! 
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Poertzelki

Submitted by: Marc Boyer 
These yeast-raised treats are traditionally served only on New Year's Day. Sprinkle with granulated or powdered sugar. 
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Kneecaps

Submitted by: Susan Pilz Leanna 
This small, sweet fried doughnut has an indent in the center, rather than a hole. It's then covered with powdered sugar and filled with whipped cream. Add a few sprinkles or sugars for a decorative touch. 
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Scandinavian Snowflake Cookies

Submitted by: RMEG58 
Home Town: Miles City, Montana, USA
Living In: Butte, Montana, USA
Dough is rolled into paper-thin circles, folded, and cut out like paper snowflakes to make beautiful lacy flat breads that are fried and sprinkled with confectioners' sugar. A traditional Christmas treat from Scandinavia. They take time and care to make. 
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Sufganiot

Submitted by: Rachel 
Build a holiday brunch around these scrumptious homemade doughnuts. A rich yeast dough is cut into rounds, filled with sweetened cottage cheese or fruit preserves, fried in oil, and rolled in confectioners' sugar. 
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Whiskey Chruscik

Submitted by: Cindy 
These sugar-dusted bowties are flavored with a shot of whiskey. 
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Crostoli Pastries

Submitted by: Tiffany 
Home Town: New Kensington, Pennsylvania, USA
Living In: Gulfport, Florida, USA
These light, airy fried pastries are a huge part of 'Carnevale' in Italy and a favorite holiday treat for Italian-Americans. Originally from the Veneto region of Italy, this recipe has been handed down from generation to generation. 
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Portzelky (New Year's Cookies)

Submitted by: Julianna.Marie 
Puffy, yeast-raised little raisin cookies are fried to golden brown and sprinkled with confectioners' sugar for a traditional Mennonite treat to ring in the new year. 
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Decadent Challah Bread

Submitted by: ANISELAINE 
A sweet eggy challah, made with honey and olive oil for rich flavor, is braided with a 4-strand braid, then glazed and baked to a beautiful light golden brown. 
 
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