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Pryaniki Honey Cookies are traditional Russian cookies made with sour cream, butter, flour and lots of honey. Just like my babushka made - (Домашние пряники медовые)
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Honey Cookies - Pryaniki (пряники)

Honey Cookies are traditional Russian cookies made with sour cream, butter, flour and lots of honey. Just like my babushka made - (Домашние пряники медовые)
Course Dessert
Cuisine Russian
Keyword Honey Cookies, Pryaniki
Prep Time 1 hour 45 minutes
Cook Time 45 minutes
cooling time 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 50 cookies

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ cups honey
  • 1 ½ cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • ¼ pound of softened/melted butter (115 grams)
  • 6 cups of flour
  • 3 ½ teaspoons baking powder

Icing Sugar Glaze

  • 3 cups icing sugar
  • 3 egg whites

Instructions

  • Whisk together the eggs and the sugar.
  • Add the sour cream, honey and softened butter and mix.
  • In a separate bowl, mix flour and baking powder together and add the flour mixture slowly to the honey mixture until fully incorporated together.
  • Refrigerate overnight to allow the dough to firm up together. If in a rush, refrigerate for at least 4-5 hours.
  • Using a tablespoon, spoon out a tablespoon size piece of dough into your lightly floured hands. Roll each piece into a ball and place on cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.
  • Preheat the oven to 180°C/350°F and bake for 13-15 minutes.
  • Finish baking and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes before proceeding to the next step.
  • In a bowl, whisk together the icing sugar and egg whites together. There are 3 ways to proceed, choose the one method which suits you best!

Icing Dip Method

  • Dip the cookies fully into the glaze and place on a baking rack to drip dry the excess icing sugar until fully dry. You will need extra icing glaze if using this method.

Icing Brush Method

  • Using a pastry brush, brush the top side until completely covered in the icing sugar glaze. When it dries, brush the underside of the cookie. I rarely return to ice the underside of the cookies!

Icing Bowl Method

  • Place the cookies in a large mixing bowl, then add the icing sugar mixture on top of them. Using your hands, mix it all together coating each cookie. This doesn't look as pretty as the other methods, but very practical and quick.

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Notes

*You can control the thickness of the glaze by adding more icing sugar. A thicker glaze will be used up quicker.