I'm surprised these aren't sold at fairs, in little paper cones as an alternative to the whole tangled funnel cake. My cookies weren't that sweet. I think my "large pinch of sugar" should have been a little bit bigger. So I made up for it with the cinnamon sugar and powedered sugar added afterward. It seems like a recipe that gets better the more you make it, and get a feel for proper amounts of flour and sugar and salt. That's basically all it is. Yet somehow, when it's fried, it's delicious.
I love fried dough things. I think we need a specific word in English, like freigh or frode. Or doughfries. Or doufies. Or perhaps it's better not to.