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Medenjaci (Croatian Honey Spice Cookies)

Laka kuharica - Easy Cook

"Perfect, traditional Christmas cookies full of flavor. Not too sweet, easy to make and easy to store in an airtight container for a week or two."
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1 d 25 m servings 131 cals
Original recipe yields 48 servings (4 dozen cookies)

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  1. Stir butter, sugar, and honey together in a large saucepan over low heat until butter is melted and sugar is dissolved. Cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Mix all-purpose flour, cake flour, whole wheat flour, cinnamon, baking soda, cloves, nutmeg, and ginger together in a bowl.
  3. Beat flour mixture and eggs into cooled butter mixture until a smooth, soft dough forms. Cover the saucepan with aluminum foil and set in a cool place to ferment, 1 to 3 days.
  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Line baking sheets with parchment paper or silicone baking mats.
  5. Divide dough into long ropes about 2/3-inch in diameter. Cut ropes into 1 1/2-inch sections. Roll each piece of dough into a walnut-size ball. Place balls 1 1/2 inches apart on prepared baking sheets. Press a walnut piece halfway into the top of each cookie.
  6. Bake cookies in the preheated oven until slightly golden, 10 to 12 minutes.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 131 calories; 4.7 g fat; 20.7 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 22 mg cholesterol; 60 mg sodium. Powered by the ESHA Research Database © 2018, ESHA Research, Inc. All Rights Reserved

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The dough came out very dry, especially after sitting for 2 days. I believe the dry air in Phoenix, AZ contributed to most of that. I drizzled with water which helped but the cookies did come ou...