Mongolian butter cookies called boortsog are really scrumptious treats, they are really more like fried dough than cookies. We enjoyed them straight from the fryer dipped in our Mongolian tea to end our meal. The leftovers were actually really good with tea the next day but you may not have any leftovers, they are that good hot! They can be served with honey, butter or even cheese. Another quick and easy recipe, thanks Mongolia!
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Mongolian Butter Cookies (Boortsog)
Dunk these in Mongolian tea for a real authentic treat!
- 2 cups flour
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1/2 cup warm water +/-
- 1/2 cup sugar
- pinch of salt
- oil for frying can be mutton fat but vegetable oil is also used
Desolve the sugar and salt into the warm water
In a bowl, mix together the flour, water mixture, and butter and knead extensively to a tough, dense dough, add flour or water as necessary.
Let rest for about 30 minutes and knead again to remove any air bubbles.
roll out the dough to about 1/2 inch thickness and cut into rectangles about 2 x4
Cut a slit in the middle and pull one end through making sort of a knot shape.
Heat up you oil in a frying pan and deep fry until golden brown on each side.
Remove and serve warm with Mongolian tea.