Saturday, December 13, 2008

Mom's Christmas Bow Knots

This is my Mom's Bow Knot recipe, she has made this every year as long as I can remember.
This year I was lucky to be able to make them with her.
Now I have officially been elected to carry on the annual tradition.



3 cups of flour
6 eggs
3 tbs. granulated sugar
1 tsp. almond extract
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
2 tbs. soft butter
1/4 tsp. salt

powdered sugar for dusting

enough oil for frying

Beat the eggs first until fluffy then add all your wet ingredients. Once they are well blended you can begin to add your flour. Bring it all together then continue to knead until your dough is smooth and firm enough to handle. Let it rest for a while covered.

Now you can use a pasta machine to help you make this cookie or you can roll it by hand .
Either way -once the sheets of dough are nice and thin you can cut strips with a pastry cutter to get that really cut ruffled edge.

Fry them until they are a light golden color.



Transfer them to a tray that is lined with paper towels.





Once they are drained and fully cooled- arranged them on your platter and dust with powdered sugar.




Enjoy!

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3 comments:

Susan from Food Blogga said...

These look and sound just like the traditional Italian cookie, Wandies. They're also deep fried and dusted with confectioners' sugar Do you know if they're the same cookie with a different name? Just curious. They're one of my husband's favorites. :)

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look great and sound so good. I have never had them before. Congrats to you now you can carry on your mothers tradition, how neat is that.

Bunny said...

I could eat all that!! I'll try these when the holidays are over and i'm on vacation!