DEEP-FRIED COOKIE POPS

DEEP-FRIED COOKIE POPS

Makes 6 dozen
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup sugar
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup milk
1 egg, beaten
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
Shortening for deep frying
Confectioners’ sugar

Combine dry ingredients, milk, egg, and vanilla extract in a large mixer bowl. Beat at medium speed until smooth (about 2 minutes).
Heat shortening 365ºF in a deep saucepan or deep fryer.

Drop cookie batter by teaspoonfuls into hot shortening a few at a time. Fry for 2-1/2 to 3 minutes, turning if necessary to brown evenly. Drain on paper towels. Roll in confectioners’ sugar. Serve immediately.