We decided to add a little spice to our winter Poetry Teatimes. These Russian spice cookies, Pryaniki, were the perfect size and easily made from scratch. We paired them with the Mexican hot chocolate we made during our Esperanza Rising study and had a multi-cultural poetry teatime.
Pryaniki ~ Russian Spice Cookies
These small spice cookies, Pryaniki, are similar to gingerbread and are perfect for a Russian Poetry Teatime. They are easy and fun for the kids to make.
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 40 cookies
- 3 cups self-rising flour
- 3/4 cup honey or agava nectar
- 1/2 cup salted butter if using unsalted butter, add 1/2 tsp of salt
- 1/4 tsp ground cloves
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp ground ginger
- 1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
- 1 tsp vanilla
- 2 cups confectioner's sugar
- 1/4 cup milk
Directions for Making Pryaniki
Preheat the oven to 350˚ F. Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper.
Add butter and agave nectar (or honey) to a small saucepan.
Heat butter and agave nectar (or honey) over medium heat until butter is melted.
Remove pan from heat and add vanilla.
Mix together flour and all spices.
Add eggs to flour mixture and mix well.
Pour butter mixture into the flour mixture and mix until it forms a nice dough.
Using a small ice cream scoop, form dough into small balls and place on cookie sheet.
Bake for 10 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
Directions for Making Pryaniki Icing
Whisk sugar and milk together.
After cookies have cooled, dip in icing. Serve.
What are your favorite multi-cultural treats?