Part of the holiday season Russian mums would bake these kinds of spicy biscuits and give them all kinds of shapes. There many recipes for prianiki whic usualy take the name of the location where they are made.

  • 1 oz butter
  • 6 oz honey
  • 6 oz plum jam
  • 1 egg
  • 8 oz plain flour
  • 2 oz icing sugar
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp each cardomon, ginger, and cinnamon
  • 1 tbs crushed blanched almonds
  • 2 tbs freshly squeezed lemon juice

Cream together butter and honey. Add the egg. Bind in the baking soda, spices and almonds. Then add the flour to make a soft ball of dough. Cover and allow to rest in the fridge for 1 hour.
Preheat the oven at 175 degrees Celsius (350 F).
Roll out the dough to 1/8 inch thickness. With different shape cutters, cut out the dough until it has been fully used.Spread some jam on one half of each biscuits and place them on a baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes.
Reduce the oven temperature to 160 degrees Celsius (325 F) and bake them for another 10 minutes.
Cool them down on a pastry rack, then combine the lemon juice and icing sugar and drizzle some of it over them.

Vegetarian, lactose free, suitable for pregnant women.