I didn’t like gingerbread much as a child, but I have definitely developed a taste for these spiced cookies lately. While I enjoy the flavor of the German “Lebkuchen”, Medenjaci may have just won as my new favorite. Medenjaci are Croatian gingerbread spiced with cinnamon, ginger, cloves, nutmeg, and honey and decorated with royal icing. They seem a bit lighter than other types of gingerbread.
I used christmas tree, candy cane, stocking, and star cookie cutters. Have fun using your favorite shapes and decorating them. I kept it simple with plain royal icing. You can also add food coloring to the icing and top the cookies with sprinkles or other decorations.