There’s something about snowflake cookies that just screams winter. Whether they’re glistening with sugar or dusted with powdered sugar, these cookies are the perfect addition to any holiday cookie tray. But what makes snowflake cookies so special? Is it their delicate shape? Their dainty size? Or is it the fact that no two cookies are ever exactly the same? Whatever the reason, snowflake cookies are a wintertime staple in many households. If you’re looking for a show-stopping cookie recipe to impress your friends and family, look no further than this snowflake cookie recipe. With just a few simple ingredients, you can whip up a batch of these beautiful cookies in no time. So grab your mixing bowl and your cookie cutter, and let’s get started!
3 eggs (beaten)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 3/4 to 2 cups all-purpose flour
Mix eggs, 2 tablespoons oil, the baking powder and salt in large bowl with spoon. Gradually stir in enough flour to make a very stiff dough. Turn onto lightly floured surface. Knead 5 minutes. Heat oil (at least 1″ deep) in Dutch oven to 375º. Roll half of dough at a time as thin as possible on generously floured surface, turning dough frequently to prevent sticking. (Dough will bounce back; continue rolling until it stays stretched out.) Cut dough into 3″ squares, hexagons or circles, using pastry wheel, knife or cookie cutter. Fold pieces into fourths. Cut random designs into edges.* Open folded dough. Fry two or three opened dough pieces at a time about 30 seconds or until light brown. Turn quickly and fry about 30 seconds or until light brown on other side. Drain on paper towels. Cool completely. Sprinkle with powdered sugar just before serving.
*Cut all pieces before starting to fry, placing them on lightly floured surface.