Strufoli Christmas Cookie Recipe


2-1/2 cups flour
4 large eggs
1 egg yolk
1/4 cup vegetable oil
1/2 tablespoons granulated sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon grated lemon zest
2 cups vegetable oil
1-1/2 cups honey
1 teaspoon grated orange peel
Candy sprinkles or powdered sugar for decorating


Put flour on a board and make a well in the center. Add eggs, egg yolk, oil, sugar, salt, and lemon peel to well. Mix and work dough well.

Shape dough into marble-size balls, and fry a few at a time in 2 cups of hot oil until golden.

While dough is frying, melt honey in saucepan and add orange peel.

When balls are done, drop them in the honey mixture. Remove with a strainer spoon.

Pile on a serving dish. Cool.

Top with candy sprinkles or powdered sugar.

Yield:  About 50 cookies.

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