Grandma’s Polish Cookies



4 cups flour

2 sticks unsalted butter, cold and cubed

1 teaspoon kosher salt

4 large egg yolks

8 oz evaporated milk

2 teaspoons vanilla

Oil for frying

Powdered sugar


Combine flour and salt in a large bowl. Cut in cubed butter until mixture is crumbly.

In a separate bowl, beat egg yolks until foamy. Add milk and vanilla extract, then egg mixture into flour mixture. Stir until dough forms.

Transfer dough to a clean, lightly floured surface. Knead the dough for about 30 seconds then divide into four even sections.

Roll each section into a rectangle shape, about ¼-inch thick. Cut into four 1 ½ inch strips.

Cut a 2-inch slit lengthwise down the middle of each strip. Draw one of the ends through the slit to create a bow shape.

Heat 1-2 inches of oil into an electric skillet or deep frying pan. Fry strips of dough in small batches until golden brown.

Transfer fried strips to a plate lined with a paper towel. Dust with powdered sugar. Repeat until all of the dough has been fried and sprinkled with powdered sugar.