December 12, 2012 03:32:26 PM

Nanny Colangelo's Christmas Struffoli

1/2 lb. unsalted butter
6 large eggs
2 Tablespoons Anisette Liquor
6 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 teaspoon salt

3 cups Honey
Peanut Oil for frying
Non Pareil Candy Sprinkles

Cream butter and sugar. Beat in eggs, one at a time. Add vanilla & anisette. Mix until combined. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients (Flour, baking powder, salt) Gradually add to wet ingredients and mix until a ball is formed.
Chill dough at least 1 hour.
Roll dough into 1" round Balls
Heat Peanut Oil in saute pan. Fry Struffoli Balls until golden brown. Remove from hot oil and drain.
Meanwhile, warm Honey on stovetop until it become thin and pourable.
Add warm honey to fried Struffoli Balls and toss gently to coat. Add non pareil sprinkles to taste.
Merry Christmas!

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