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Advent Calendar Cookbook—Day 16: Mézeskalács

Advent Calendar Cookbook—Day 16: Mézeskalács

Recipe submitted by Beaudry Allen, Preservation and Digital Archivist


  • 1/2 cup honey.
  • 4 tablespoons butter.
  • 1/2 cup sugar.
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar.
  • 2-1/2 cups flour.
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda.
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon.
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons powdered ginger.
  • 1/2 teaspoon cloves.
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • 2 eggs.


  1. To start, melt the butter and honey in a small pot.
  2. Eventually mix in both kinds of sugar, but don’t boil. Let the mixture cool before moving to step 4.
  3. In a bowl, stir together 2 cups of the flour, the salt, baking soda, cinnamon, ginger, and cloves.
  4. After cooling butter, honey, and sugar, beat the eggs and add them in.
  5. Add the ingredients in your pot to the dry ingredients.
  6. Mix dough well. If need be, divide into pieces for easier storage.
  7. Seal in plastic or foil and refrigerate chunks of dough overnight.
  8. Preheat oven to 350 degrees (F).
  9. Taking one chunk at a time, roll out your dough on a floured surface and cut with cookie cutters of your choosing.
  10. Place cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate cutouts for 10 minutes before baking.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees (F) for about 8 – 10 minutes.
  12. Remove from oven and cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes then remove to a wire rack and cool completely before decorating.
  13. Decorate Mézeskalács.

For more on these tasty treats click here. Recipe via Saveur.



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Last Modified: December 12, 2022

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