Honey & Cinnamon Cookies Bulgaria Medenki Cookies are perfect Christmas treat that are easy to make and taste amazing.

For the final day of this week’s marathon under ‘Cook by Capital’, I went back and forth about which country to cook from. I had El Salvador, Singapore and Chile in mind. But I finally chose Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. These Bulgaria Medenki Cookies are easy to make and are cakey and delicious.Honey & Cinnamon CookiesI have to give it to Valli for coming up with these interesting and challenging themes every month. I especially love her geography based themes. It has been years since I really paid any attention to geography and I am very rusty with my countries and capitals. So thanks to Valli, this month I’ve learnt 10 country capitals.Honey & Cinnamon CookiesToday for the letter S, I chose Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. It is a country in Southeast Europe. These Bulgarian cookies are made with honey and cinnamon and are perfect for the holiday season. Apparently they are sold individually packaged in supermarkets in Bulgaria. Recipe is from here.

I loved that these cookies are made with vegetable oil. So there’s no need for softening butter and they can be made without any pre planning. Just make the dough, roll the cookies, press and bake until done.

I probably should have pressed the dough a little flatter – because mine turned out cakey but we liked them that way. If you prefer crispy, chewy cookies – then press the dough flat and bake.Honey & Cinnamon CookiesThe baked cookies are then dipped in melted chocolate, which makes them look and taste even more amazing. Serve these Bulgarian Medenki Cookies with a cup of tea or coffee and Enjoy!! Here are a few more Christmas cookie recipes.Lets check out what my fellow marathoners have cooked today for BM# 95.
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Bulgarian Medenki Cookies
Bulgarian Medenki Cookies
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Bulgaria Medenki Cookies are perfect Christmas treat that are easy to make and taste amazing. These are great to serve with some coffee or hot cocoa.
Servings Prep Time
20 Cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 Cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Bulgarian Medenki Cookies
Bulgarian Medenki Cookies
Yum
Print Recipe
Bulgaria Medenki Cookies are perfect Christmas treat that are easy to make and taste amazing. These are great to serve with some coffee or hot cocoa.
Servings Prep Time
20 Cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Servings Prep Time
20 Cookies 10 minutes
Cook Time
20 minutes
Ingredients
For the Cookies:
  • ½ cup Confectioners Sugar
  • 1 tbsp Egg replacer whisked in 3tbsp water (or 1 large egg)
  • 2 tbsp honey
  • ½ tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup Oil
  • cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup Whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
  • ½ tsp baking soda
For the Chocolate:
  • ½ cup Dark Chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp Oil
Servings: Cookies
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.
  3. In another mixing bowl, whisk egg replacer mixture and powdered sugar until well combined. Add vanilla extract and honey and mix.
  4. Next add the oil and whisk until well combined.
  5. Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Let the dough rest for 5~10 minutes.
  6. Using a small ice cream scoop, shape into balls and place on baking sheet. Press flat. Bake for 12~15 minutes, until golden. Let the cookies cool down completely.
  7. Melt the chocolate chips with the oil. Dip the cooled cookies halfway into chocolate. Let it set. Store the cookies in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks.
Recipe Notes
  • Use 2 cups All purpose flour.
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17 thoughts on “Bulgarian Medenki Cookies Recipe”

  1. Dipped in chocolate, these cookies look so pretty and delicious. and so easy to make, I like that we can make these without softening the butter. Beautiful clicks!!

  2. Omg, those cookies looks ultimate Pavani. Just prefect to dip in a hot chocolate and munch them without any fuss. Lovely pick from Bulgarian cuisine. Am in love with this cookies.

  3. Pavani , the complete set up is so festive , I feel I am In your house enjoying these Christmas cookies . They are absolutely fabulous .
    Now two quick questions –
    Can I omit honey and add some extra sugar ?
    What can I use instead of pastry flour ?
    I want to bake these perhaps in the next two days , so would appreciate a quick response .
    Thanks a ton .

  4. I have yet to try them, but they are fully baked and waiting for me!
    Before I try them (I’m sure they’re delicious), I wanted to tell you that this is a great recipe – very easy, quick, versatile (for example, you can add something to them – I added a white chocolate chip in the centre of each cookie), and they bake up beautifully – not too much spread so all 20 cookies fit on one sheet pan.
    Thanks so much for sharing.

    1. Hi Monica, Thank you so much for trying the recipe. Yes, these are one of the easiest ever to make. Love your white chocolate surprise in the middle. Hope you like them as much as we did.

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