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Fasnachtsküchlein (Carnival cookies)

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Fasnachtsküchlein (Carnival cookies)

Ingredients for 12 cookies:

Preparation:

  1. Put flour on a table or in bowl.
  2. Add salt.
  3. Add eggs and cream, mix well.
  4. Knead until the dough is soft and even.
  5. Rinse a bowl with hot water, cover the dough with the bowl and leave it alone for about 30 minutes.
  6. Cut dough in 12 pieces of the same size.
  7. Cover table with flour and roll the pieces of dough as thin as possible. You may use your knee as shown on the picture below - therefore the name "knee cookie".
  8. Remove the flour that's left over.
  9. Heat the coconut fat or deep-frying oil in a pan to 180°C (355°F).
  10. Put dough in pan, form a rosette.
  11. Fry on both sides until the cookies are yellow.
  12. Drip off the fat or oil
  13. Spread confectioner's sugar evenly over the cookies
Roll the dough as thin as possible Put the dough over your knee and pull in all directions
Roll the dough as thin as possible You may use your knee to stretch
the dough to get it even thinner
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