Ukrainian Desserts

Keiri Shuyama '24

Recently, a surprising community has been stepping up big time and using its culinary prowess for the greater good. Bakeries have been baking and selling Ukrainian cookies to raise proceeds that are then donated to Doctors Without Borders, an internationally recognized humanitarian aid agency. These bakeries show us that every little effort helps and that everyone can do their part in helping our Ukrainian brothers and sisters.

In the same spirit, we wanted to publish a recipe for a traditional Ukrainian cookie called Khrustyky. They’re super simple to make and are so delicious. 

For the ingredients, you’ll need:

  • 1 tbsp whipping cream
  • 1 tbsp white sugar
  • 3 whole large eggs
  • 3 egg yolks
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 cups flour


  1. Start off by mixing both the eggs and egg yolks together. Make sure that you beat them until they’re light! 
  2. Add sugar, whipping cream, salt, and vanilla extra to the eggs and mix again.
  3. Slowly add in 1 cup of flour until the dough is smooth.
  4. Next, turn the dough onto a counter and begin kneading it. Keep adding the other cup of flour until your dough is soft and elastic.
  5. After kneading it, cover the dough and let it rise in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
  6. After patiently waiting, roll the dough out until it is thin and cut into long strips about 1.5 inches wide and 2 inches long.
  7. Make a slit into the center of the dough strip and pull one end through to form a loose loop.
  8. Once you’ve finished, deep fry the cookies in oil that is heated to 350℉ for about 1 minute.
  9. Take out the fried cookies and let them cool before you eat them all!


Works Cited:

Cookbook, Claudia’s, and Claudia’s Cookbook. “Khrustyky (Ukrainian Fried Cookies).” Claudia’s Cookbook, 1 Jan. 2015,

Wyatt, Bill. “Local Bakery Creates Ukrainian Cookies to Help Raise Money.” Martinsville Bulletin, 8 Mar. 2022,