New Year's Cookies

New Year's Cookies


"Wonderful homemade doughnut taste from my Mennonite mother-in-law. It is an all morning project but very worth the time and effort!"


2 h 40 m servings 84 cals
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Original recipe yields 60 servings



  • Calories:
  • 84 kcal
  • 4%
  • Fat:
  • 2.1 g
  • 3%
  • Carbs:
  • 14.6g
  • 5%
  • Protein:
  • 1.9 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 10 mg
  • 3%
  • Sodium:
  • 65 mg
  • 3%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. In a large bowl, mix the flour, sugar, salt, and nutmeg. Dissolve the yeast in warm water. Stir the yeast mixture, milk, and eggs into the dry ingredients until just combined. Fold in the raisins. Cover and let rise for about 2 hours.
  2. Heat the oil in a deep-fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  3. To prepare the glaze, mix the melted butter and 1 teaspoon warm water in a small bowl. Stir in the confectioners' sugar, cornstarch, cream, and vanilla.
  4. Drop the dough by rounded tablespoons into the hot oil. Cook 2 to 5 minutes, until golden brown. Drain on paper towels and cool slightly. Dip each cookie into the glaze and set aside to completely cool.


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  • As an alternative to the glaze, the cookies may be rolled in sugar after they have cooled slightly.
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  1. 10 Ratings


This recipe was alright but I don't think there is much of a chance of me making it again. I found it to be very sugary and simply didn't suit my taste. This is my opinion so don't take my wor...

Just like my Oma used to make!

One of the best cookie recipes I have ever had in my life!!!!!!!!!!!!

Delicious!!I had never made these kind of cookies b4 so compared them 2 recipe my mom/sister use.Theirs calls 4 oil in dough so added 2 Tbsp soft marg.The nutmeg added a flavor that I haven't ta...

This looks a lot like what we duch eat on newyearseve! They're called "rozijnen bollen" or. "oliebollen". In english that is raisins bolls or oil bolls. We only use powderd suger over it. Nothin...

could you use chocolate chips instead of raisins??? cuz i dont have any i don't like them either :p

Tasted good fresh. Got dry by the next day!

definitely a one day treat, but they can be warmed in a low oven the second day. I will try this glaze.