posted by yuratim 02-20-103 6:47 AM
Medianyky (Honey Cookies)
4 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 ts Ground Cinnamon
1/2 ts Ground Cloves
1/2 ts Ground Ginger
1/2 ts Ground Nutmeg
1 c Powdered Sugar
2 ts Baking Powder
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 c Honey
2 tb Chopped Orange Peel
1 lg Egg; Beaten With A LittleWater For Glazing
20 Blanched Almonds
Coarse Sugar Crystals
Sift the flour, spices, sugar, and baking powder together, blending well. Add the eggs, honey, and the orange peel to make a soft dough.
On a floured work surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick. Cut into shapes with cookie cutters, and place on a lightly greased or non-stick cookie sheet, brushing each one with the egg-wash glaze. Place 1/2 of an almond in the top center of each cookie and sprinkle with the sugar crystals.
Bake in a preheated 350 Degree F. oven until done, about 15 minutes. Cool on wire racks and store in airtight containers.
Recipe source: Dr. Donald Houston's collection ORIGIN: Katya Bulinovskaya, Samara-Russia, circa 1996
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