Here’s Sister Mary Anne’s recipe for Wandas.
1 dozen large eggs)
2 Tablespoons of Mazola Oil (my grandma used olive oil)
2 Tablespoons of sugar
1 teaspoon salt
1 Tablespoon vanilla
1-1/2 teaspoon baking powder
Several cups of flour (she doesn’t say exactly how much).....UT OH, I'M SUNK!!!
Oil for frying ( she uses Mazola oil)
+ Mix the eggs, 2T oil, sugar, salt and vanilla - beat well
+ Add the baking powder to one cup of flour and mix it together – Then add the 1st cup of flour to the egg mixture and mix. Keep adding flour a little at a time until consistency is like noodle-dough but not sticky to the hands. Knead dough as needed and form patties.
+ Roll out each patty in thin sheets so that you can see the tabletop. If you use a pasta machine, roll out the dough in strips and put them through the machine – gage #9.
+ Cut each strip about 1” wide. Tie each strip in loose knot and press together ends so they don’t break when frying in oil. Or you can make rosettes by wrapping the strip around 4 fingers and pinch the dough on the bottom edge. Set the knots or rosettes on trays until one tray is ready for frying in oil.
+ Prepare a deep fryer or kettle for frying. . . using Mazola oil. Fry about 5 or 6 cookies at a time. Drip cookies and set in sieve to drip. Place on large tray to cool.
After all the cookies are fried and while they are cooling, make the frosting.
1 pound bag powdered sugar
1-1/2 Tablespoons butter – softened
1 Tablespoon vanilla or other flavor
If the mixture is too thick to drizzle, mix in milk a teaspoon at a time until you can drizzle it using a fork. – so, not too thin
+ Spread out the cookies to frost. Don’t overdo it. Sprinkle colored decorations if you wish.
Thanks for the recipe Loreli. They sure do sound good!