Traditional Khvorost Cookie Recipe

Traditional Khvorost Cookie Recipe

Traditional Khvorost Cookie Recipe
KhvorostThe 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!

 

Ingredients:

  • 2 Tbs. Sour Cream
  • 2 Tbs. Vodka
  • 2 Tbs. Sugar
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2 1/2 C. Flour
  • 1/2 Tsp. Salt

Recipe:

  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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  • 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!

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