Ukrainian Traditions

Ukrainian Honey Cookies Reinvented

There is a honey cookie recipe that has been in our family for ages. We have many memories of making (and eating) them around the holidays. They are made with Buckwheat honey so they have a nice rich molasses flavor to them. Our mom would roll them in sugar and push a walnut into the top before baking, to add a nice crunch to them.

So, when we were deciding on what to make for Easter this past year we decided we wanted to make these! Tia had never attempted to make these on her own and I had only made them once, several years ago. We decided these were something easy to make ahead of time, but alas we embarked on what would be a disastrous honey cookie journey! More

Ukrainian Walnut Torte

In our family this walnut torte is a staple for any special occasion. I have taken to making this for work potlucks as well, since it is  naturally gluten free. The texture of the cake is tender and crumbly, and the fillings tend to hold it all together nicely. Following are some suggestions, tips and tricks to baking and assembling this Ukrainian tradition! More