Traditional Khvorost Cookie Recipe
The first time I tried making these cookies, my husband was able to tell exactly what was frying the moment he came through the front door! Our marriage was still new, and I could tell he was missing some of the traditional food from his Russian culture. So, I began the trial and error of attempting recipes I’ve never hear of or even tasted myself.
During our relationship I have tried Borscht, Plov, Pickled Tomatoes and so many other things that took so many attempts to make edible. But, Khvorost was the first recipe that I was able to get exactly right on the first try. They were simple, quick, and I was able to let my creative side out with the cutting and shape of the dough. For the recipe to these crispy and lightly sweet Khvorost cookies, read below!
- 2 Tbs. Sour Cream
- 2 Tbs. Vodka
- 2 Tbs. Sugar
- 2 Eggs
- 2 1/2 C. Flour
- 1/2 Tsp. Salt
- In a mixing bowl, blend the sour cream, vodka, and sugar until the sugar is dissolved.
- Add the eggs and whisk well.
- Using a dough hook, add the flour and salt. Mix the dough until it is all well incorporated and the dough is firm but easy to handle.
- Divide the dough into four sections, and work with one section at a time. Place the dough not in use in a bowl covered with a damp cloth.
- Roll out the dough as thin as you can (It is pretty tough so work on it for a while). Using a pizza cutter, cut down the middle on e way. Then, cut diagonally into 1 inch strips.
- After you have the strips cut, roll out each individual strip until thin. Cut a small strip into the center of each strip and fold the dough in on itself.
- Repeat until you have all of the dough ready for frying.
- In a large pan, heat 1/2 inch of vegetable oil over medium/high heat. Working in large batches, fry the cookies until golden brown and set over paper towels.
- Top the cookies with powdered sugar or drizzle with honey. Enjoy your Khvorost!