Martin's Magazine


1 egg
3 egg yolks
1/4 cup heavy cream
4 teaspoons white sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon ground cardamom
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 cups lard for frying

1 In a large bowl, beat egg and yolks together. Stir in the cream, sugar,
melted butter and cardamom. Mix in enough of the flour to make a soft but
manageable dough. Handle the dough as little as possible or cookies will be
2 Heat oil in deep skillet to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). On a floured
cloth, roll the dough out to 1/8 inch thickness. Cut into 2x2 inch diamond
3 Fry in hot lard until lightly browned. Drain on paper and dust with
confectioners' sugar when cool. The cookies should be uniform in size and
thickness and shouldn't be fried too dark or too light.


Back to opening page

Back to recipes