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Medianyky (Honey Cookies) recipe

4 c Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp Ground Nutmeg
1 c Powdered Sugar
2 tsp Baking Powder
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 c Honey
2 tbsp Chopped Orange Peel
1 lg Egg; Beaten With A Little
-Water For Glazing:
20 Blanched Almonds
Coarse Sugar Crystals
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Sift the flour, spices, sugar, & baking powder together, blending well. Add the eggs, honey, & 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.

Cuisine: Russian
Source: Dr. Donald Houston's collection ORIGIN: Katya Bulinovskaya, Samara-Russia, circa 1996
Recipe category: Breads-and-Pastry > Cookies

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