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Fattigmann (Norwegian Christmas Cookies)

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  • 10 Egg yolks
  • 2 Egg whites
  • 3/4 c Sugar
  • 1/4 c Brandy
  • 1 c Heavy cream
  • 5 c Sifted all purpose flour
  • 2 ts Ground cardamom
  • Lard for frying


From: ("Laura J. Smith")
Subject: Scandanavian Christmas Cookies Date: Sun, 18 Sep 1994 23:00:00 +0000
Fattigmann (A Traditional Norwegian Christmas Favorite)
1. Beat egg yolks, egg whites, sugar and brandy until very thick. Add cream slowly, stirring well.
2. Sift flour and cardamom together; add about 1/2 cup at a time to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Wrap and chill overnight.
3. Heat lard to 365 to 370 degrees in a deep sauce pan.
4. Roll dough, a small portion at a time, 1/16 inch thick on a floured surface.
5. Using a floured knife or pastry wheel, cut into diamond shapes, 5" x 2"; make a lengthwise slit in the centre of each diamond. Pull the tip of one end through each slit and tuck back under itself.
6. Deep fry 1 to to minutes, or until golden brown, turning once. Drain and cool.
7. Sprinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar. Store in tight covered containers. Makes about 6 dozen cookies.
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