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Medianyky (Honey Cookies)
4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
1 tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1/2 tsp. Ground Cloves
1/2 tsp. Ground Ginger
1/2 tsp. Ground Nutmeg
1 cup Powdered Sugar
2 tsp. Baking Powder
2 Extra Large Eggs
1 cup Honey
2 Tbls. Chopped Orange Peel
1 lg Egg; Beaten With A Little
-Water 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.

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Recipe Origin: Russia
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