Lard Cookies – Maslenki

Something sweet, finally!

Maslenki are traditional Bulgarian cookies made from lard and Schweppes. My grandma made them every Christmas.

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1 cup lard, soften
250 ml Schweppes, Bitter Lemon
½ cup sugar, powdered
500 g flour, for soft dough
Optional: 1 cup walnuts, pounded
Make soft dough from the ingredients, adding the flour little to little. Roll small balls and bake in a preheat oven to 350ºF (180ºC) them until they get golden-brown. While the cookies are still warm, you can roll them with powdered sugar and finely pounded walnuts.