Here is a Lithuanian recipe for Christmas/Easter cookies, called "little ears", or ausukai (sometimes called kruscuki). These are often an accompaniment to a Christmas Eve Kucios meal; the preparing and frying are often as fun as the eating!
Yield: 3 dozen
2 egg yolks
1 whole egg
3 1/2 tbsp sugar
3 1/2 tbsp whipping cream
1 1/2 cups sifted white flour
Powdered or confectioners' sugar
Vegetable oil for frying
Beat yolks and egg together until thick and the color of lemon. Sift the flour with a pinch of salt. Whisk the flour, sugar, and the cream into the egg mixture. Allow to stand for a few minutes.
Flour the kneading surface and your hands. Knead the dough on the surface until no longer sticky. Roll out the dough until it's very thin. Then fold the dough into thirds back onto itself. Roll out again; fold again. Roll out again, very thin.
Cut the dough into small diamond strips, about 4" x 2". Cut a lengthwise slit in the middle of each strip. Pull the other end through the slit. It's not an ausuki unless you tie this knot!
In an oversize pot or a deep fryer, heat the vegetable oil to 350ºF. Fry for about 3-4 minutes, only a maximum of six at a time, so that the oil stays hot. When the ausukai appear golden, fry for about 20 seconds more. They should puff up. Do not brown!
Drain on paper towels and sprinkle with the powdered sugar (the part kids really enjoy!).