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Portzelky (New Year's Cookies) Recipe
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Portzelky (New Year's Cookies)

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"A nice deep-fried cookie that tastes delicious! This is why you only eat them once a year! Sprinkle with icing sugar and serve on New Year's!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen cookies Change Servings
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  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    20 mins
  • READY IN

    2 hrs 5 mins

Directions

  1. Dissolve sugar in lukewarm water in a large bowl and sprinkle yeast over the top. Let yeast activate until it forms a creamy layer on top of the water, about 10 minutes.
  2. Rinse raisins and pat dry with paper towels. Stir raisins into yeast mixture; beat eggs, lukewarm milk, and salt into yeast mixture. Beat flour into liquid ingredients until dough is smooth. If dough is too sticky, beat in 1/4 cup more flour. Cover dough and set aside in a warm place to rise until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Heat vegetable oil to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C) in a large saucepan or deep fat fryer.
  4. Scoop up dough by tablespoon and drop, a few at a time, into the hot oil. Fry until lightly browned; drain on wire racks set over paper towels. Dust with confectioners' sugar.
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  • 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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Jan 05, 2013

We eat these every year. The dough is a thick batter, thicker than pancake batter, thinner than nut bread. I dip the spoon into the hot fat in between each "cookie". It keeps the spoon cleaner. Sometimes I make a thin powdered sugar glaze and drizzle over the warm cookies. they make very interesting shapes, and discussing them is half the fun.

 
Jan 01, 2015

I'be been married 34 years to a Mennonite, so I Make new Year's Cookies almost every year for NYD. Decided to try this recipe this year. DH says they are the best yet, even better than his mother used to name, and that's quite a compliment coming from him. Followed the recipe to the letter, and will keep this one for years to come!

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 72 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 11.5 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol
  • 12 mg
  • 4%
  • Fat
  • 2.4 g
  • 4%
  • Fiber
  • 0.5 g
  • 2%
  • Protein
  • 1.6 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 32 mg
  • 1%

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

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