Medenjaci - Croatian Honey Spice Cookies Recipe

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Traditional #Croatian #Christmas #cookies full of divine spice flavors and #honey goodness. Not too sweet, easy to make and easy to store for a week or two.

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Servings: 40 cookies


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  1. Heat the butter, sugar and honey, stirring constantly, over low heat until the sugar and butter have melted completely. Set aside to cool (10 minutes).
  2. Lightly whisk the eggs. Mix and combine baking soda, spices, all-purpose, whole wheat and cake flour.
  3. Add the lightly beaten eggs, flour and spices to the melted honey, sugar and butter mixture. Mix and combine to obtain smooth and soft dough.
  4. Cover the dough with foil and leave in a cool place for 1-3 days.
  5. Then divide and roll the dough into long rolls 1.5 cm in diameter, cut them into smaller rolls. Shape each roll into a walnut sized ball.
  6. Place the dough balls, few centimeters apart from each other, on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper or a silicon sheet. Insert, only halfway, a quarter of the walnut kernel at the top of each cookie.
  7. Bake the cookies in the oven at 190°C for 10-12 minutes. Cool and store in an airtight container. Amount: 30-35 cookies.


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Nutrition Facts

Amount Per Serving %DV
Serving Size 39g
Recipe makes 40 servings
Calories 155  
Calories from Fat 51 33%
Total Fat 5.79g 7%
Saturated Fat 3.37g 13%
Trans Fat 0.0g  
Cholesterol 27mg 9%
Sodium 74mg 3%
Potassium 45mg 1%
Total Carbs 24.15g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0.8g 3%
Sugars 9.6g 6%
Protein 2.38g 4%
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  • Easy Cook - Laka kuharica
    March 15, 2015
    Suzy, I don't know why this character appears here. Just disregard it, the measure for all three spices is 1/2 tsp. I'll try to put 0.5 tsp, so maybe it will work. These cookies are really good, so do try them.:)
    • suzy
      March 15, 2015
      I am interested in this recipe, but find that there are odd characters in the ingredients list. Can this be fixed?

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