Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe

Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe – these soft, spiced cookies, dipped in chocolate make the perfect sweet treat this holiday season.

A PIECE OF WHITE PARCHMENT PAPER WITH Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki ARRANGED ON IT. ROUND COOKIES, DIPPED IN WHITE AND DARK CHOCOLATE.

With all the gorgeous and decadent cookie recipes that I’ve been seeing lately, due to the most “cookie heavy” holiday being just around the corner, I decided to share a favorite cookie recipe from my childhood.

It seems like very few people are making these nowadays, but they are very simple to make and definitely festive.

The warm honey and cinnamon flavor in combination with chocolate make these Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki unique and perfect for edible gift.

Even though people don’t make these Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki as often as they bake chocolate chip ot shortbread cookies, you can find Medenki in ethnic and Eastern European stores here in the US.

Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki on a wrinkled piece of white parchment paper. Half of the cookie dipped in chocolate, a bite taken. Eastern European cookies spiced with cinnamon and made with honey.

In Bulgaria they are packaged individually and sold in major supermarkets. They taste great with a cup of tea or coffee. Serve them with milk for the little ones.

The process of making these Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki is very easy. All you need to do is mix up the dough and shape balls, that you then press flat.

Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki. Spiced holiday cookies from Eastern Europe, sold in the stores year round. A habd holding honey cookie with a bite taken.

Bake until golden, let them cool and dip one side in melted chocolate. So easy! I chose to dip half of the Bulgarian Honey Cookies in semi-sweet and half in white chocolate. do it according to your preference.

To make these cookies, I adapted the recipe from two different medenki recipes, from an old book. That book has like 6 different recipes for these cookies.

I used powdered sugar in the recipe, which made the cookies extra soft.

Another thing ti pay attention to is that this dough is on the oily side. But it is easy to work with and shapable.

But don’t worry about that. Once baked, you’ll be able to taste how delicious these Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki are.

Baking time may vary, depending on the size of the cookies. I used a cookie scoop to shape these, each cookie is made with about 2 tbsp of dough. I baked my cookies for 12-13 minutes, until they started to turn golden.

Speaking of Bulgarian Cookies, you may also like these Bulgarian Funiiki Cookies, Cherry Jam Cream Cheese Pastries and Christmas Tree Meringue Cookies.

Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki placed on a piece of parchment paper. Round, cinnamon spiced cookies, made with honey. Halves dipped into white or semi-sweet melted chocolate.
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Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
15 mins
Total Time
1 hr
 

Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe - these soft, spiced cookies, dipped in chocolate make the perfect sweet treat this holiday season.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: bulgarian
Servings: 30
Calories: 188 kcal
Ingredients
For the cookies:
  • 2 eggs large
  • 1 cup powdered sugar sifted
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2/3 cups vegetable oil
  • 4 cups Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking soda
Other:
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 F. Line 2-3 baking sheets with parchment paper. 

  2. In a bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.

  3. In the bowl of a stand mixer, fitted with the paddle attachment, beat together eggs and powdered sugar for3 minutes. Add vanilla extract and honey. Mix to combine, then add oil.

  4. Add the flour mixture in two increments and beat to incorporate. Let the dough rest for 5-10 minutes.

  5. Shape 2 tbsp balls, place on baking sheets and press flat. Bake for 12-15 minutes, until golden. Let the cookies cool down completely.

  6. Melt white and semi-sweet chocolate separately with 1 tbsp vegetable oil each.

  7. Dip cookies halfway into chocolate. Let it set. Keep in a air tight container or wrapped in cellophane bags for up to 2 weeks in room temperature or refrigerated.

Recipe Notes

If cookies turn too hard, or get too hard a few days after you made them, you can place them in an air tight container and place a slice of white toast (or Texas toast) inside, for a few hours. This will help them soften.

Nutrition Facts
Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 188 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 6g 30%
Cholesterol 11mg 4%
Sodium 67mg 3%
Potassium 69mg 2%
Total Carbohydrates 24g 8%
Sugars 11g
Protein 2g 4%
Vitamin A 0.4%
Calcium 1.9%
Iron 6.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Bulgarian Honey Cookies Medenki Recipe - these soft, spiced cookies, dipped in chocolate make the perfect sweet treat this holiday season.