I have taken several pictures as I made the Christmas Bowtie Cookies. The recipe is on pages 124-125, so before you start making them, go over these pictures so I can show you what I mean, then you can follow me step by step. I hope this makes it easier for you. Ok letís get started.
After the dough comes together in bowl, turn dough onto a floured surface. Continue to add flour as need for the dough to be elastic in texture
Knead dough until smooth and shinny, cover with plastic wrap while youíre making the cookies.
Slice a piece of dough and roll out to a thin layer. With your pizza cutter or a serrated knife cut your cookie shapes, put a slit in the center of the cookie.
Open the center of the cookie and place the top half of cookie through center slit and give a little tug.
Next place the shaped cookie onto a floured dish and continue to make all your cookies before frying. You can sprinkle some flour on the shaped cookies before you lay any others on top to prevent from sticking.
I cut open a grocery bag, to place on my counter for the fried cookies to dry and cool down. When they are cooled, I place them in a large roasting pan.
I cook 3 or 4 cookies at a time and look for this golden color. Lift the basket or use a slotted spoon if using a large pot and place on the paper to dry and cool.
When all the cookies have been fried and cooled, cover the pan until youíre ready to serve.
Christmas Bowtie Cookies (pages 124-125)
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