Italian Bowknot Cookies

Cooking Recipes Catalogue

Great unusual fried cookies. Original name is "Cenci alla Fioorentina", it came from my Italian cousins. I used these for a bake sale once and ran out before I even got started!

INGREDIENTS (for 2 servings):


  • Mix the flour, baking powder, salt, and white sugar together. Cut in the butter until well blended. Stir in the eggs and mix thoroughly.
  • Knead dough on a floured surface until dough is elastic. Let dough rest for 1 hour.
  • Divide into 4 parts. Roll each to 8x10 inch rectangle. Cut into strips about 8 inches long and 3/4 inch wide. Tie each strip into loose knot.
  • Fry cookies in hot oil 3-4 at a time, until golden brown. Drain well and sprinkle with confectioners' sugar and honey, if desired. Serve hot or cold. Keep in airtight container.

  • 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.