Walnut Purichki

Simple and easy to make cookies that can be made all year long.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Bulgaria
Keyword: all-purpose flour, yogurt


  • 4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup yogurt
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup sunflower or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup shortening or lard
  • ½ tsp baking soda


  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup ground hazelnuts or walnuts


  • In a large mixing bowl, add flour and make a well the center.
  • Add to center soda and yogurt and stir. Next mix in sugar and then shortening or lard which has been melted, but not hot. Let it sit for 10-15 min.
  • In a separate bowl, mix walnuts with sugar for the inside of the cookies.
  • Make sheets with the dough about 1/8 in thick and cut in squares of desired size. In the middle of each, place the walnut mixture and roll closed. Bake 10 min. at 425F until golden brown.
  • After cookies have cooled, dust with powered sugar. If you were to add honey to a similar cookie dough, you end up with a cookie known as a medinki.

Photo credit and inspiration: bulgariancooking.com