MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v7.02
  
      Title: Medianyky (Honey Cookies)
 Categories: Cookies, Christmas, Russian
   Servings: 12
  
       4 c  Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
       1 ts Ground Cinnamon
     1/2 ts Ground Cloves
     1/2 ts Ground Ginger
     1/2 ts Ground Nutmeg
       1 c  Powdered Sugar
       2 ts Baking Powder
       2    Extra Large Eggs
       1 c  Honey
       2 tb Chopped Orange Peel
       1 lg Egg; Beaten With A Little
            -Water For Glazing
      20    Blanched Almonds
            Coarse Sugar Crystals
  
   Sift the flour, spices, sugar, and baking powder together, blending well.
   Add the eggs, honey, and orange peel to make a soft dough.  On a floured
   work surface, roll out the dough to about 1/2-inch thick.  Cut into shapes
   with cookie cutters, and place on a lightly greased or non-stick cookie
   sheet, brushing each one with the egg wash glaze.  Place 1/2 of an almond
   in the top center of each cookie and sprinkle with the sugar crystals.
   Bake in a preheated 350 Degree F. oven until done, about 15 minutes.  Cool
   on wire racks and store in airtight tins.
  
 MMMMM