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1 cup water
6 tablespoons butter, cut in small cubes
pinch of salt
1 cup flour, sifted
1 tablespoon sugar
3 eggs, beaten
Oil for frying
Cinnamon sugar, as needed

Bring the water, butter and pinch of salt to boil in a heavy saucepan. Mix the flour and sugar and add in the boiling water. Mix briefly and remove from heat. Beat vigorously until well combined, and leave to cool for about 5 minutes. While beating with a wooden spoon, gradually stream in the eggs until the mixture is smooth and has a glossy look to it.

In a deep-fat fryer, or a heavy pan, fill about half-way with oil and bring to a temperature of about 375°F. Spoon your cookie mixture into a pastry bag fitted with a star tip, about 1/2 inch or larger, depending on your desired size. Don't overfill the pastry bag and you'll have greater control of the piping. Pipe a length of about 3 to 4 inches into the hot oil. Carefully do this as the oil is obviously hot, and may splatter. Always work carefully with hot oil. Pipe about 5 or 6 into the oil, do not over-crowd the oil. Fry the cookies until they are golden brown. Remove with a slotted spoon or a skimmer and place on paper toweling for drying. Repeat with rest of the batter. Lightly toss the cookies in cinnamon sugar and serve.

Adapted from: Atkinson, Catherine. The New Cookie Book: more than 150 great cookie, biscuit, bar and brownie recipes. London: Hermes, 2003.






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