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Mongolian Butter Cookies

Mongolian Butter Cookies (Boortsog)

Dunk these in Mongolian tea for a real authentic treat!
Course Dessert
Cuisine Mongolian
Prep Time 45 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 55 minutes
Servings 16 cookies
Calories 106kcal
Author International Cuisine


  • 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.


Calories: 106kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 26mg | Potassium: 17mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 89IU | Calcium: 3mg | Iron: 1mg