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!

close up view of a pile of Portzelky (New Year's Cookies) in a paper towel lined bowl
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Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
20 mins
Additional Time:
1 hrs 30 mins
Total Time:
2 hrs 5 mins
Servings:
48
Yield:
4 dozen cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon white sugar

  • ½ cup lukewarm water

  • 1 (.25 ounce) package active dry yeast

  • 2 cups raisins

  • 3 eggs

  • 1 cup lukewarm milk

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • 3 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

  • 1 quart vegetable oil for frying

  • 2 tablespoons confectioners' sugar for dusting, or as needed

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.

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.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

72 Calories
2g Fat
12g Carbs
2g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 48
Calories 72
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 2g 3%
Saturated Fat 0g 2%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 32mg 1%
Total Carbohydrate 12g 4%
Dietary Fiber 1g 2%
Total Sugars 4g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 12mg 1%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 68mg 1%

* 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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