CNYEats A Taste of Utica Chrusciki–Polish Angel Wings

by Joanne on November 25, 2012

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and lovely walks with Cali


no coat, gloves, hat, nor scarf

Shorts and a tank to run 12 miles to


wind pants, warm socks, mittens and heavy running shoes to eek out a slow 14 miles.

Florida to New York.  The sun was nice and warm. The visit with family and the wonderful food was fantastic.  The back to reality snow won’t seem so bad once my buddies come home. Shane and Zoey return from their “vacation” tonight.  Ted and I can’t wait to see them.

In the meantime, we’ll enjoy “Angel Wings”

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From our book A Taste of Utica, on page 194 posted by Mikki Markowski this recipe is for a fried crisp, light cookie called Chrusciki or Polish Angel Wings.   Once again, I did not fry the cookie but heated canola oil in a 500 degree oven then placed the cookie dough on the hot oil to cook for 5 1/2 minutes. 

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Makes 60 “wings”

  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 4 egg yolks
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 jigger run

Add the salt to eggs and beat until thick and lemony colored.

Add the sugar, butter and run and beat until well blended. 

Fold in the flour and knead for 5 – 7 minutes.

Roll out thin and cut into thin strips about 4” long. Place a slit in the center of each strip and pull one end of the dough through the slit. Fry in vegetable oil until light brown and drain on paper towel.  Sprinkle with powdered sugar.

*Thickness of strip is up to you.

Even baked in oil, these little treats are light as….well, light as Angel Wings.

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  • At 2012.11.25 20:26, Pam said:

    It was so great to have you and Dad with us for Thanksgiving!! I’m glad you enjoyed the weather and sorry you went back home to a bunch of snow. It’s too early for that much snow fall. I hope you’ve got your running buddies back and they are ready to head out with you tomorrow.
    We enjoyed your company! Come back and see us when you’re sick of the snow.
    Love, Pam & Heman

    • At 2012.11.26 09:28, Ali @ Peaches and Football said:

      Those temperature swings can be evil! We went from 68 on Thanksgiving to 32 yesterday – and SNOW. We tend to get a pretty hefty snowstorm around Dec 9th. I’m wondering if we get another deluge this time. I love the picture of you on the beach – you look beautiful, happy, and warm!

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