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Glazed pryaniki

Russian Pryaniki Recipe

Russian Pryaniki are popular Russian tea cookies that often find their way onto holiday cookie trays. They are soft on the inside while covered with a crispy glaze!
Course Dessert
Cuisine European, Russian
Keyword Pryaniki, Pryaniki Recipe, russian cookies
Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Resting Time 2 hours
Total Time 2 hours 45 minutes
Servings 60 Cookies
Calories 110kcal
Author Natalya Drozhzhin



  • Whisk egg yolks with sugar until well combined.
    sugar and egg yolks in a mixing bowl
  • Whisk in sour cream, mayonnaise, and honey until well combined.
    mixing bowl with ingredients for pryaniki
  • In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder.
    Dry ingredients for Pryaniki recipe
  • In small portions, add your dry ingredients into your wet. Don't fret if the dough is sticky -- it should be! Chill dough in the refrigerator for at least 2 hours.
    Pryaniki dough in a mixing bowl
  • Using a spoon, portion out individual pieces of dough. With wet hands, shape the dough mounds into circles.
    Pryaniki dough on a baking sheet
  • Bake cookies at 350°F for about 15 minutes, or until golden brown. Remove cookies from the oven and bring to room temperature.
    Baked Pryaniki on a baking sheet
  • Using a stand up mixer, beat egg whites with powdered sugar until you get a thick glaze.
    glaze fro pryanki
  • Using a pastry brush, glaze the tops of the cookies and let them completely dry at room temperature. Turn cookies over and apply the same glaze to the bottoms. Repeat the drying process. Serve and enjoy!
    glazed pryaniki on a baking sheet


Calories: 110kcal | Carbohydrates: 21g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 2g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 11mg | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 42mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 13g | Vitamin A: 56IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg