Angel Wings

Total Time:
1 hr 50 min
1 hr 30 min
20 min

42 cookies

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for dusting
  • 1/2 cup sour cream
  • 4 large egg yolks
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Vegetable oil, for frying
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • Combine the flour, sour cream, egg yolks, honey, lemon zest and salt in a stand mixer fitted with the dough hook attachment. Mix on medium-high speed until the dough comes together and begins to pull away from the bowl, 3 to 4 minutes. Turn out onto a floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes. Divide into 2 balls, loosely cover with plastic wrap and let sit at room temperature, 1 hour.

  • Roll out each ball on a floured surface into a 12-inch square, about 1/8 inch thick. Cut each square into 7 strips, then cut each strip crosswise into thirds (you will have 42 rectangles). One at a time, make a 1-inch slit lengthwise down the center of each rectangle; lift a short end and thread it through the slit, then pull out; twist in the middle so it looks like a bow.

  • Heat about 3 inches of vegetable oil in a pot over medium heat until a deep-fry thermometer registers 350 degrees F. Fry 5 to 7 cookies at a time, turning, until deep golden brown, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove with a slotted spoon and drain on paper towels. Toss in the confectioners' sugar. Store in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

  • Photograph by Johnny Miller

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