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Scandinavian Snowflake Cookies Recipe
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Scandinavian Snowflake Cookies

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"Fried snowflake cookies, Scandinavian-type. My kids love these, especially at Christmas time."

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Original recipe makes 32 snowflake cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    1 hr 30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 20 mins

Directions

  1. Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper, and sprinkle with flour.
  2. Heat the milk just to the boiling point in a saucepan. Stir together the flour, baking powder, and sugar in a bowl until well combined, then mix in the butter and gradually pour in the hot milk, mixing between each addition, until the mixture forms a stiff dough.
  3. Turn the dough out onto an oiled work surface, and knead until the dough is cool and smooth, about 5 minutes. Cut the dough into 4 equal-sized pieces, then cut those pieces into 4 pieces, making 16 pieces. Divide each of the 16 pieces in half to make 32 equal-sized pieces of dough. Cover the pieces with a cloth, and let the dough rest for about 20 minutes.
  4. Working on a floured surface, roll each piece of dough out into a thin circle about 8 inches in diameter. Place the circles onto the prepared baking sheets, cover with a cloth, and allow to rest for 30 minutes.
  5. Fold each circle in half, then in half again. With a sharp knife or small cookie cutters, snip and cut shapes out of the folded dough the way you make a paper snowflake. Carefully open the circle back up, revealing the pattern. Stack the cut snowflakes between sheets of waxed paper on a flat surface.
  6. Heat oil in a deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be about 2 inches deep.
  7. Carefully lay a snowflake into the hot oil, keeping it flat. Allow it to fry until golden brown and crisp, about 1 minute per side. Gently flip the snowflakes over with a tongs to prevent breakage. Drain the fried snowflakes on paper towels, and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
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Footnotes

  • Cook's Note:
  • You can double or triple recipe. They can be stored in airtight container or frozen until ready to serve. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
  • Editor's Note:
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil 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 oil used.
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Dec 22, 2009

I loved the idea of these - I love making paper snowflakes and thought they'd make awesome cookies for a gift basket. They're a bit too delicate for gifting and no kidding do they take a long time. The taste by itself is like a fried wonton wrapper but sprinkled with the powdered sugar and drizzled with honey they're crunchy and sweet. The dough was good to work with and folded/unfolded easily when cool and dusted w/flour. I won't make this again unless I make it a family event with lots of hands to help. You'll probably have better luck with a good heavy rolling pin and practice with deep frying to golden perfection.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 103 kcal
  • 5%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 2 mg
  • < 1%
  • Fat
  • 2.9 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 24 mg
  • < 1%

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

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