Pierniki (Polish Spice Cookie)

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 15 mins

Total Time: 25 mins

Course: Desserts

Cuisine: International

Keyword: christmas cookies, cookies, gingerbread cookies, pierniki, spice cookies


  • 1 cup honey
  • 4 cup flour
  • Pinch of black pepper
  • ½ tsp cinnamon
  • ½ tsp nutmeg
  • ½ tsp cloves
  • ½ tsp allspice
  • 4 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking soda dissolved in a little water


  • Heat the honey until it boils, then allow it to cool to lukewarm. Sift the flour with the spices. Beat the eggs with the sugar until thick. Add the baking soda, the honey, and the flour. Mix well. Roll out the dough on a lightly floured board to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut cookies in whatever shapes you like.
  • Bake them on buttered sheets in a 350F oven for about 10 to 15 minutes, or until just lightly browned. The Pierniki may be decorated with a thin glaze made of confectioners’ sugar, water, almond or vanilla extract, and a drop of food coloring.

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