Cruller AKA Watermelon Cookie Recipe
You have got to try this Cruller AKA Watermelon Cookie Recipe!
No, they don’t taste like watermelon, but they taste amazing WITH watermelon!
When I was a child, my great grandmother made these AMAZING cookies referred to by us kids as Watermelon Cookies. I believe the correct name for the recipe is Crullers. It reminds me of a fried donut! Try it and let me know what you think in comments.
My maternal great grandparents (mother’s dad’s side), as well as my mom’s father and his many siblings came over from Germany during World War II, and maybe this recipe even traveled with them through their ordeal (that’s a story for a different time, and quite frankly, an interesting one)? I’m not quite sure, but I wanted to share it with you as it’s a favorite of mine and brings back some childhood memories of time spent in Mountain Lake, Minnesota. My maternal grandmother then continued on with the making of these cookies through my great grandmother’s passing.
1 Cup Sour Cream
1 Cup Nestle Carnation Sweetened Condensed Milk
2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 Teaspoon Baking Soda
1 Teaspoon Salt
3 Cups Flour (make sure you keep flour out for rolling purposes)
Mix all ingredients together in a large bowl. Roll out dough approximately 1/4 inch or slightly less. Cut into desired size (I try and cut approximately 4 inches X 4 inches). Cut a slit in the middle of each dough piece. Fry in vegetable oil until lightly tan, flip. Once both sides are lightly tan, remove from oil and place on paper towel covered plate. Once cool, eat to your hearts desire! PS. My daughter LOVES to add powder sugar to her cookie. 🙂