Pivarki – Macedonian Beer Cookies

 

Famous and old grandma cookies that melt in your mouth. The name ‘pivarki’ is derived from the word ‘pivo’, meaning ‘beer’.

 

Ingredients:

Dough:

  • 250 ml beer
  • 250 ml oil
  • 2 tbs sugar
  • 100 g semolina
  • 700 g flour
  • 1 pack baking powder (10g)

 

Syrup:

  • 700 ml water
  • 800 g sugar

 

Filling:
nuts, walnuts, almonds

 

Preparation:

  1. Mix well all ingredients for the dough.
  2. Form balls and insert a nut inside if wanted. To make the balls, take a little dough, spread it in your hand, put a nut in the middle and close it and form a ball and press it a bit.
  3. Align prepared cookies on a pan aligned with bakin paper.
  4. Put to bake in a preheated oven at 200 C degrees for about 15 minutes or until cookies become to get some colour.
  5. Prepare the syrup by boiling sugar and water for 15 minutes. It should begin to thicken.
  6. Cold cookies are poured with hot syrup or other way around.
  7. After they soak the syrup, sprinkle or dip them in grind walnuts or biscuits.

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