Medivnychky recipe

Biscuit decorating

This Christmas, we are asking for your support to help us keep families together in war-torn Ukraine, Romania and Moldova – through war, through winter and beyond. 

As we think about the importance of family and hold Ukrainians in our thoughts, here is a festive Ukrainian biscuit recipe for you to enjoy making yourself or with younger members of your own family. 

Recipe: Medivnychky – Ukrainian festive biscuits, or ‘Honey Cookies’

Traditionally enjoyed dipped into a glass of milk

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5 tbsp sugar

2 tbsp honey

30ml butter (melted)

1 egg

450g wholemeal flour (or plain flour)


  1. Preheat oven to 120ºC
  2. Gently boil the sugar and honey together until combined and set aside
  3. Whisk the egg and butter together then add the honey and sugar
  4. Add the flour and mix well
  5. Roll out the dough thinly (approx. 0.5cm) and cut into 6cm circles (or preferred shape)
  6. These biscuits should be crunchy with a good snap, so don’t be afraid to make them thin!
  7. Bake for 20 minutes
  8. Cool on a wire rack and decorate

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Give your biscuits as a gift

To introduce some of your friends and family to what we do, you could also share some of your biscuits as Christmas gifts. Simply place your biscuits in a gift box or bag, attach the gift tags and attach with some festive string! Download our gift tags here.

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