This is my grandmother's recipe. I hope that you enjoy it!
INGREDIENTS (for 1 servings):
- 14 egg yolks
- 1 pint sour cream
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup butter
- 8 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/2 cups shortening
- 1/3 cup confectioners' sugar for decoration
In a large bowl mix together all ingredients. Stir into a ball, then turn dough out onto a floured surface . Knead dough for 1/2 hour. If you have a mixer with a dough hook attachment, mix for about 15 minutes.
Let dough rest for 10 minutes.
On a floured surface, roll out dough to 1/4 to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into strips that are 3 inches long and 1 inch wide. In the center of each strip, cut a 1 inch slit, lengthwise. Pull one end of the strip through the slit to form a bow.
In a frying pan or an electric skillet, melt shortening and heat to about 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). in a frying pan this would be on medium high heat.
Place cookies in hot oil. Cook on both sides until lightly browned then remove to a paper towel.
Dust finished cookies with confectioners sugar.