Beehive Cookies (Czech Traditional Vceli uly)

Beehive Cookies (Czech Traditional Vceli uly)

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Sonya M. Shafer 5

"A traditional Czech no-bake filled cookie usually made around Christmas time. It is made with a wooden or plastic beehive mould, but it's possible to use a walnut shell as well."

Ingredients

2 h 24 servings yields 24-30 cookies, depending on mould size
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  1. Crush cookies.
  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients and work into a dough until smooth.
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 1 hour, or until firm. In the meantime, whip together the ingredients for the filling.
  4. Once set, divide the dough into uniform balls (judge how big to make the balls according to the size of your mould).
  5. Coat the mould in butter then cocoa (or sugar, depending on the effect you want). Roll the balls in cocoa (or sugar).
  6. Push the dough into the mould and make a hollow in the cookie.
  7. Use a pastry bag (or ziploc with a hole in the corner) to fill the cookies and stick a small cookie on the bottom to cover it. Then carefully remove from the mould.
  8. Frost with confectioner's sugar, cocoa, ganache, or decorate as you wish.
  9. Store beehives in a cool place. Make 2-3 days in advance to enhance the flavour.
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