Bulgarian 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 Bulgarian Medenki Cookies are easy to make and are cakey and delicious.I 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.
Bulgarian Medenki Cookies:
Today 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.
Easy to make Cookie Recipe:
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.
Chocolate dipped Cookies:
The 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
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
- ⅓ cup Oil
- 1½ cups all purpose flour
- ½ cup Whole wheat pastry flour
- ⅛ tsp salt
- ½ tsp Ground Cinnamon
- ½ tsp baking soda
For the Chocolate:
- ½ cup Dark Chocolate chips
- 1 tsp Oil
- Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, cinnamon and baking soda.
- In another mixing bowl, whisk egg replacer mixture and powdered sugar until well combined. Add vanilla extract and honey and mix.
- Next add the oil and whisk until well combined.
- Add the flour mixture and mix until incorporated. Let the dough rest for 5~10 minutes.
- 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.
- 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.
- Use 2 cups All purpose flour.
Those are some impressive cookies and love that festive vibe going on there.
Rafeeda - The Big Sweet Tooth
First of all I love the prop you have used to lay those cookies, what a pretty stand! Now next to the cookies... love how simple the recipe is and that dipping in chocolate is everything!
Oh My! How good these cookies look! I want to pick some for myself.
Cookies look so good and partly dipped in chocolate is making these even more attractive. These make a nice edible gift as well.
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!!
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.
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 .
Absolutely delicious one and looks so festive.
these are sooo festive and inviting Pavani... lovely pick for the theme, and the choco-dipped cookies would be such a hit with the kids...
The chocolate coated cookies look so festive and perfect for the season. Yum.
Wow these cookies look so fabulous..what a festive looking setup!..Wish I could grab these right away Pavani.
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.
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.
The cookies have a nice color and texture. Partially dipping in chocolate gives it such an elegant look.
wow this cookies looks so beautiful. Love them and yes it is good when they do not have butter, quick to make.
these cookies look fantastic and love learning about a new recipe I havent heard of before
These cookies look so good. Loved the twin colour. I am getting to learn so many new recipes this bakeathon
Such a festive recipe pavani, love the look of it with half side dippd in chocolate, like ying and yang!