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Servings: 30

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.
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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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


  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 cup white chocolate chips
  • 2 tsp vegetable oil


  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.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: bulgarian

Nutrition Information

Calories: 188, Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 6g, Cholesterol: 11mg, Sodium: 67mg, Potassium: 69mg, Carbohydrates: 24g, Sugar: 11g, Protein: 2g, Vitamin A: 20%, Calcium: 19%, Iron: 1.2%