In Russian cooking communities these little cookies are called myatnie (mint) pryaniki, but it’s not real ones. Real pryaniky are made with honey or sugar syrup So this is just plain soft cookies with fresh mint kick (peppermint extract needed). Great with cup of hot black tea.
Yield: 20 cookies
1/2 cup Kefir or buttermilk
1 egg yolk
1/2 tsp. baking powder
2-3 tbsp. sugar
1 tbsp. oil
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 – 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
1 egg white
1/2-2/3 cup powdered sugar
In small bowl mix together kefir or buttermilk, egg yolk, sugar, oil and peppermint extract. Add flour and baking powder and make a soft dough. Let it stay, covered, until oven heated for 350F.
Using two tablespoons or Norpro Stainless Steel Scoop, make 20 balls and place into baking pan. Bake about 8-10 minutes, until lightly brown on the bottom.
Meanwhile whisk egg whites and powdered sugar. Add two drops of peppermint extract.
Carefully place hot cookies into large bowl, add egg white glaze and mix well with fork to cover. Using fork, place cookies into cooling rack and let dry.
1 cookie is about 40 calories.