Great Grandma's Christmas Crullers


3 eggs
1/3 c. sugar
2/3 c. butter, melted
1/4 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. grated lemon rind
3 tbsp. cream
4 c. flour
Shortening to deep fry
Powdered sugar to sprinkle on top


Beat eggs and sugar together until light. Stir in butter, cinnamon, and lemon rind.

Add cream and flour. Dough will be buttery and easy to handle.

Roll dough about 1/4 inch thick. Cut with knife into 4 inch long and 1 inch wide pieces. Cut a 2 1/2 inch slit in center of each pieces; pull one end through slit to make a knot.

Heat the shortening in cast iron pot, about 360 degrees for deep frying.

Fry crullers until golden brown; drain on paper towels.

Store in tightly covered container when cooled.

These will keep a long time.

When ready to serve, sprinkle with powdered sugar. This recipe makes about 36 crullers & is VERY easy to multiply to use as a gift for friends and family.