Honey Cookies

Medivnychky

Preparation info

  • Makes

    2 dozen

    cookies
    • Difficulty

      Easy

Appears in

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

The New Ukrainian Cookbook

By Annette Ogrodnik Corona

Published 2020

  • About

Medivnychky are a distinguished type of honey cookie from days gone by when sugar was not yet known. Bee culture was extensive in Ukraine (and remains so today) and as a result honey played a major role in the preparation of cakes, cookies, and other pastries that have since become traditional treats at Christmastime and New Year’s.

This is a very old recipe and yet it is still popular today. It contains no milk, eggs, or fat and the result are cookies much like ginger snaps.