Steamed Farmers Cheese Souffle with Cookies


120 g / 4.2 oz farmers cheese
20 g / 0.7 oz cookies
15 g / 0.5 oz sugar
1/2 egg
20 g / 0.7 oz milk
10 g / 0.4 oz butter
30 g / 1 oz sour cream

Crush cookies, mix with sugar, pour over with milk, leave like that for 10-15 minutes, then mix with farmers cheese, egg yolk and 5 g / 0.2 oz melted butter. Add whipped egg white, put into greased mold and steam until ready.

This recipe is for patients with gastric disease.

Biscuit Cookies

Break 2-3 eggs into a pot, add 1/2 cup sugar, whip over low heat until sugar completely dissolves. Remove from heat and continue whipping until the mixture is white. add 1 – 1 1/4 cups flour, vanilla extract and mix to incorporate. Batter should not be too thick. Shape cookies with a help of a teaspoon or pipe different shapes with a piping bag on a buttered and sprinkled with flour baking sheet. Bake cookies in a not very hot oven for 5-7 minutes.

Similar-shaped cookies could be sandwiched together with a help of thick jelly or jam.

Whipped cookies (Meringues)


4 egg whites
1 cup powdered sugar or fine granulated sugar

Whip egg whites with a whisk until stiff picks form, and, continuing whipping, ass powdered sugar or fine granulated sugar. Shape cookies by taking whipped egg whites with a tablespoon and putting them on a parchment paper on top of a baking sheet. Meringue could also be piped out of the piping bag into some decorative shapes. Meringues are baked in a not very hot oven.

Cookies should be well-dried; therefore, they could be left to dry overnight in the oven after it was turned off. Keep cookies in dry place.

Almond Cookies


200 g/8 oz almonds
1 3/4 cups sugar
6 egg whites
1/2 cup flour

Almonds for these cookies should be blanched, skinned, and left to dry in a warm place. Dried almonds should be finely pounded in a mortar while slowly adding egg whites (1-3) and sugar.

Add remaining egg whites to the almond paste, mix well and warm through, then cool slightly, add flour and mix to incorporate. Transfer the mix to a piping bag and pipe small circles onto a sheet of parchment paper on top of a baking sheet.

Put baking sheet into a not very hot oven. During baking cookies should brown slightly and dry out. When cookies are ready — put parchment paper with cookies on top of a dump napkin (towel).

Once the cookies could be separated from the parchment paper they could be transferred to a vase.

Almond cookies could be sandwiched together. Brush the flat side of cookies with hot marmalade, jam, or melted chocolate and join them together.

(ed. note — This certainly sounds like macaroons.)

Pryanichki (Spice Cookies)


1 cup flour
3 eggs
1 cup sugar
5 grains of cardamom
or 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
or lemon zest

Beat eggs with sugar until the mixture is white, add ground cardamom or any other spice being used. Add flour and mix well. Take a teaspoon of dough at a time and with a help of another teaspoon put it on a buttered baking pan.

Put pieces of dough about 4 cm (1 1/2″) away from each other. Bake in a preheated oven 7-10 minutes.

Take finished pryanichki out of the oven and transfer to a serving plate.

(ed. note — the name pryanichki came from the word pryanost’ — spice)

Shortbread Cookies


2 cups flour
1/2 cup sour cream
1 cup sugar (powdered or granulated)
100 – 125 g / 3.5 – 4.5 oz butter or margarine
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Add sugar, soda, vanilla to dough and mix well. Then add sour cream, butter or margarine in pieces and knead dough. Roll dough in a ball, cover with napkin and leave in cold place for 20-30 minutes, then roll dough out so that the thickness is about 1/2 cm / 0.2 in. On the surface of the dough, make dimples with fork and cut out little shapes: circles 3-4 cm / 1.2 – 1.6 inches in diameter, crescents, diamonds, rectangles, etc. and lay them out on a baking sheet. You can also decorate some of these shapes by placing a raisin or a berry on top in the middle.
Wash shapes with whipped egg and put in oven to bake for 10-12 minutes.

Home Cookies

3 cups flour
2-3 eggs
250 g / 9 oz butter or margarine
1 – 1 1/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 tsp vanilla

Whip eggs with sugar, add melted butter or margarine, baking soda, vanilla and mix. Add flour and knead very thick dough (as for pasta). Pass prepared dough through a meat grinder. Shape strands of dough that have come out into cookies. Put cookies on baking sheet greased with butter and put into oven for baking. When cookies are ready, sprinkle them with powdered sugar.