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Sifted all purpose flour - 5 cups
Ground Cardamom - 2 tsp
Egg yolks - 10
Egg whites - 2
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Brandy - 1/4 cup
Heavy cream - 1 cup
Lard for frying


  • Beat egg yolks, egg whites, sugar, and brandy until thick. Add cream slowly, stirring well.
  • Sift flour and cardamom powder together;add about 1/2 cup at a time to egg mixture, mixing thoroughly after each addition. Wrap and chill overnight.
  • Heat lard to 365 to 370 F in a deep saucepan.
  • Roll dough, a small portion at a time, 1/16" thick on a floured surface.
  • Using a floured knife or pastry wheel, cut into diamond shapes, 5*2 " ; make a lengthwise slit in the center of each diamond. Pull the tip of one end through each slit and tuck back under itself.
  • Deep fry 1 to 2 minutes, or until golden brown, turning once.
  • Drain and cool.
  • Sprinkle cookies with confectioners' sugar. Store in airtight container.
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