Medovi Kukesy – Honey Cookies

Cooking with Anatole, The Chicago Times

April 24, 2021

Today mon ami, we bake one of the Czech favorites: Medovi Kukesy or honey cookies.  This recette  comes from Old Czech Recipes for Today’s Kitchen published by the Clarkson Woman’s Club.

Gather the following ingredients and be sure, mon ami, to choose only the best quality:

2 cup sugar

1 cup shortening

2 eggs

1 cup honey

1 teaspoon baking powder

1 cup hot coffee

1 cup raisins

2 teaspoon vanilla

3 teaspoon soda

6 – 7 cup flour

For the best results follow these directions:

  • Cream sugar and shortening.
  • Add eggs, honey, hot coffee, raisins, and vanilla.
  • Add the flour with baking powder, and soda last.
  • Drop with teaspoon on greased pan and bake, or form into balls and bake in moderate oven 350 degrees for 10 to 15 minutes.

Anatole’s Critique:

Incroyable! Anatole found biscuit savoureux, perhaps replace shortening with beurre.  Hélas magnifique, mon ami! Anatole dit au revoir.