Try this chrusciki recipe to make the Polish version of angel wing cookies. Store in an airtight container.

Prep Time:
1 hrs
Cook Time:
20 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 20 mins
80 cookies


  • 12 large egg yolks

  • 1 large egg

  • 2 tablespoons white sugar

  • 1 tablespoon whiskey (Optional)

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour, divided

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying, or as needed

  • 1 cup confectioners' sugar for dusting


  1. Whisk egg yolks, egg, sugar, whiskey, salt, and vanilla together in a bowl. Stir in 2 cups flour. If dough is sticky, stir in remaining 1/2 cup flour. Knead dough on a lightly floured surface for 5 minutes. Divide into thirds and cover with plastic wrap.

  2. Heat 1 inch oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  3. Working with one piece of dough at a time, roll on a lightly floured surface until paper-thin. Cut into parallelograms (long diamonds); use a sharp paring knife to cut a slot in the center of each, and pull one point of the diamond through the slot. Repeat to make remaining cookies.

  4. Fry two to four pieces at a time, depending on the size of your pan, until crisp but not browned, 5 to 10 seconds per side. Drain on paper towels and dust with confectioners' sugar when cool.

Editor's Notes:

This recipe uses vegetable oil, but these cookies are traditionally fried in lard. If you'd like to use lard, you'll need about 2 pounds to make it deep enough for frying.

We have determined the nutritional value of lard 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 fat used.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

119 Calories
11g Fat
5g Carbs
0g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 80
Calories 119
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 11g 14%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Sodium 24mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Protein 0g
Calcium 1mg 0%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 4mg 0%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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