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Ingredients3 h 20 m servings 103
Original recipe yields 32 servings (32 snowflake cookies)
- Line baking sheets with waxed paper or parchment paper, and sprinkle with flour.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- Heat oil in a deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). The oil should be about 2 inches deep.
- 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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- 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.
Per Serving: 103 calories; 2.9 17 2.1 2 24 Full nutrition
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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 t...