Ingredients

Dough
sugar
0.50 cup
100 g
3.50 oz
3.30 fl oz
boiling water
0.25 cup
80 ml
2.64 fl oz
honey
0.50 cup
150 g
5.25 oz
4.95 fl oz
butter
0.50 cup
100 g
3.50 oz
3.30 fl oz
yolks
3 pc
flour
1.75 cup
425 g
14.88 oz
14.02 fl oz
baking soda
0.25 tbsp
2 g
0.07 oz
0.07 fl oz
salt
0.25 tbsp
2 g
0.07 oz
0.07 fl oz
spice mix
1 tbsp
15 g
0.52 oz
0.50 fl oz
Glaze
sugar
0.50 cup
100 g
3.50 oz
3.30 fl oz
water
0.25 cup
2.75 tbsp
40 g
1.40 oz
1.32 fl oz

Method

Dough

The most important thing about these cookies is the flavor! So first of all, prepare a spice blend. Grind: star anise (5%), cloves (5%), cardamom (10%), coriander (35%), cinnamon (30%), nutmeg (10%), allspice (5%). You can mix how you like or buy a ready-made blend.

  1. Put the sugar in a saucepan with a thick bottom and place it over low heat. After it dissolves, gently pour in the boiling water.
  2. One by one, add spices, honey, butter, and salt. Heat for about 5 minutes, stirring all the time until the mixture becomes homogeneous. Remove from the stove, cool to about 122°F (50°C).
  3. Add the egg yolks to the honey mixture and stir to combine. Sift in the flour and baking soda and knead the dough by hand or using a stationary mixer.
  4. Wrap the dough in clingfilm and leave it in the fridge for a few hours.
  5. Form the cookies with a mold and place them in the fridge for several hours.

Baking

Preheat the oven to 482°F (250°C), bake the cookies for 4-5 minutes, then lower the temperature to 338°F (170°C). Open the oven door for a brief time, then bake until tender, depending on the size and shape of the cookies (about 5-15 minutes).

The glaze

Mix the water with the sugar, bring to a boil. Once the sugar has dissolved, cook for 1 minute on low heat. Spread the glaze on the hot cookies.