Schenkeli (Carnival cookies)

Total time: 1hr 45m
Preparation Time: 45m

For 40 piece

Nutritional Information

Contains 142 Kcal, 2g Protein, 15g Carbohydrates, 8g Fat


  • Dough
  • 150 g butter, soft
  • 250 g sugar
  • 4 eggs
  • 0.25 tsp salt
  • 1 organic oranges *-*
  • 500 g white flour
  • 1.25 tsp baking powder
  • To deep-fry
  • oil, for deep-frying
  • icing sugar, to dust

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  • Dough

    Place the butter in a bowl, whisk in the sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time and continue to whisk until the mixture becomes lighter in colour. Stir in the orange zest. Mix the flour and baking powder, add and carefully combine to form a soft dough. Cover and refrigerate for approx. 1 hr.
  • To shape

    On a lightly floured surface, shape the dough into rolls (approx. 2 cm in diameter), cut the rolls diagonally into pieces approx. 3 cm long. Shape into Schenkeli, make an incision lengthwise (approx. 2 mm deep) using a knife.
  • To deep-fry

    Fill a pot to ⅓ with oil and heat it to approx. 160°C. Slide the Schenkeli into the oil using a slotted spoon, fry for approx. 2 mins. until golden brown, turning occasionally. Remove from the oil, drain on kitchen paper, dust with icing sugar and leave to cool on a rack.
  • Tip:

    Stir 2 tbsp of kirsch into the dough.

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