This recipe is from my grandmother: the secret is to roll the dough thin for a light, crisp cookie. Polish bow tie cookies.

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Ingredients

120
Original recipe yields 120 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat oil in deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

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  • In a large bowl, beat together the egg yolks, sour cream, white sugar, vanilla and whiskey until smooth. Stir in flour until dough is stiff enough to knead. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth. Knead in additional flour if necessary. Divide dough into 3 or 4 pieces and roll each ball on floured surface. Cut into strips about 3 inches long then make a slit long ways down the middle. Pull one of the ends through like a bow.

  • Place into hot oil and deep fry until golden brown. Let drain on paper towels and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.

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 may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

22.9 calories; 0.5 g protein; 3.2 g carbohydrates; 11.1 mg cholesterol; 1.5 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
I have the same recipe from my grandmother and we made it today - with this recipe's help (we didn't know about the vanilla!) You really need a pasta machine for rolling out the dough but otherwise it was perfect! Thank you thank you thank you! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2019
I used to make these with my grandmother growing up and have been looking for a recipe that tastes like hers. She grew up on a rural farm in Eastern Poland. Her English wasn t the greatest and she never wrote down the recipe. I remember the recipe calling for tons of egg yolks though and the sour cream so I was hopeful this would be the right recipe. Consistency-wise it s spot-on. Taste-wise it s definitely off. Her dough was much sweeter. This wasn t bad but not quite my grandma s recipe. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 14
  • 4 star values: 2
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
I have the same recipe from my grandmother and we made it today - with this recipe's help (we didn't know about the vanilla!) You really need a pasta machine for rolling out the dough but otherwise it was perfect! Thank you thank you thank you! Read More
(25)
Rating: 5 stars
11/06/2005
I have the same recipe from my grandmother and we made it today - with this recipe's help (we didn't know about the vanilla!) You really need a pasta machine for rolling out the dough but otherwise it was perfect! Thank you thank you thank you! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/07/2002
I was sohappy to find this recipe. My grandma used to make these and the recipe went with her. I want to thank Dianne. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/21/2010
made these today for the first time.....they are very close to what we usually buy in the store....I will definitely be making these at home from now on....thank you for sharing. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
11/09/2012
THIS IS THE FIRST RECIPE THAT HAS COME VERY CLOSE TO THE RECIPE I GOT FROM MY GREAT AUNT WHEN SHE CAME FROM POLAND. I USE 1 1/2 CUPS OF SUGAR - NO VANILLA BUT 1/4 CUP OF WHISKY. MY FAMILY LIKES THEM ROLLED THIN AND ROLLED THICK. THE THICK ONES TAKE A LITLE EXTRA TIME TO FRY I NEVER HAVE PUT THEM IN AN AIRTIGHT CONTAINER I FIND PUTTING THEM IN A BROWN PAPER BAG KEEPS THEM NICE AND CRISP IF MY FAMILY DOES NOT EAT THEM FIRST. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/27/2006
good cookies fairly easy to make. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/24/2012
Thank you so so much for this recipe. My grandmother and mom used to make this for our first day of school when I was younger. My grandmother is gone and my mother had a stroke and can't remember how to make these... she memorized the recipe. You have brought back many happy memories to me with this recipe. God Bless! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/11/2012
These are fantastic but you have spelt it wrong-they are called Chrusty or Chrusciki.They keep well in an air tight tin and are so delicate people will think you spent all day baking. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/23/2012
thank you for replacing my Aunt Julie's Recipe I lost in moving only difference she used Apricot Brandy otherwise is the same thank you peace Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/29/2012
I made these cookies for my daughter's heritage day celebration at school. They were a huge hit! I did add a few dashes of salt into the powdered sugar when I dusted the cookies. It gave the sugar a nice twist. Read More
(1)
Rating: 3 stars
11/24/2019
I used to make these with my grandmother growing up and have been looking for a recipe that tastes like hers. She grew up on a rural farm in Eastern Poland. Her English wasn t the greatest and she never wrote down the recipe. I remember the recipe calling for tons of egg yolks though and the sour cream so I was hopeful this would be the right recipe. Consistency-wise it s spot-on. Taste-wise it s definitely off. Her dough was much sweeter. This wasn t bad but not quite my grandma s recipe. Read More