Prep: 10 minutes
Rest: 1 hour
Bake: 350F 8 minutes
Cool off: 15 minutes
Total time: about 2 hours
1/2 cup all purpose flour
1/3 cup powdered sugar
1 egg yolk
1/2 stick (4 Tbsp) unsalted butter, at room temperature
2 cups walnuts
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1 egg white
1 tsp rum
1 3/4 powdered sugar, sifted
2 Tbsp unsalted butter
1 egg yolk
2 1/2 Tbsp rum
I havent seen those since I was a kid.my great grandma was the only one who knew how to make them.thank you so much.brings back so much memories.
I am glad to hear it brings back memories. ☺️
What kind of flour to you use?
Regular all purpose flour.
I just got my molds.. I’m looking forward to using them.. I have a question? In USA we have concerns of useing a raw egg.. The walnuts mixture has a raw yolk.. Is that a problem?
Hi Rich, walnut mixture has raw egg white and filling raw egg yolk. We use raw eggs in other recipes as well and never had issues with it. I know there is a risk of salmonella. I would buy organic eggs. I don’t mind using raw egg when some alcohol is involved in the recipe like these cookies and eggnog.
Use pasturized eggs, and keep the cookies refrigerated until serving.
I made these for my Czech husband as he remembers them fondly. He finds the filling just too sweet. It is essentially icing, and there is already a lot of icing sugar in the moulded hive. Is there a less sweet filling that is also used in the CR, perhaps a vanilla pudding or a rum flavoured custard? I am thinking of scraping the icing out of the hives and replacing it. And next time, I will try a different filling.
When making these hives, my dough was so sticky that it did not come out of the moulds easily. I was wondering what I could do when I noticed some graham wafer crumbs left over from the rum balls. I added these to the dough. They firmed up the dough and did not change the flavour.
You can reduce amount of sugar in the dough. Instead of 1 1/2 cups just do 1 cup. I did them this year here in the Czech Republic also like that. I wouldn’t change the filling. The reduced sugar in the dough will make a difference in sweetness. Mine are never sticky. That is why I worked so hard to create recipe which doesn’t stick. If it would be too sticky add more ground walnuts. I hope that helps.
Where can I purchase the mold for these? I have always wanted to make these. My husband is Czech and loves them
Sorry for late reply. Here is the link. 🙂 https://amzn.to/2P2uFy2
Jaký rum se dá použít v USA?
Český tuzemák tady bohužel není .
Captain Morgan. Na videu jsem zrovna nemela a pouzila jsem z Trader Joe’s jejich rum. Taky v pohode. 🙂
Stroh’s Austrian Rum is what I use for all Czech recipes since tuzemak is not available here
Dobry den, kde jste koupila formicku na uly v USA, prosim?
Zítra bych je měla už mít v Amazonu ty naše český. Když tak budou tady. http://www.czechcookbook.com/amazon/
I just made these last weekend and they turned out great. The recipe is perfect, the consistency of the dough and creme was just right. Thank you for providing these instructions. I last ate them when I was a kid and they tasted just like I remembered!
It makes me so happy to hear! ☺️ Thank you for your words and also for the coffee.
I just found you and I am really excited. I do have a question I ordered the mold from Amazon that u suggested. However I don’t understand how to make the inset in the upper part of the beehive cookie. Any suggestions?
I use small cutter to cut the biscuit and to make the hole I use end of the wooden spoon. 🙂
For that last bit of dough… push it down into the circular mold and flatten it. Voila!
Can you post the link to the walnut grinder?
Hello! I love your cookbook very much but it did not have the Beehive Cookie recipe. I see you have the ingredients listed but no instructions. Would you be able to provide them? Pretty please and thank you!
Yes I created the Beehive cookie recipe after I published my book. Unfortunately I don’t have written instructions. They are only in the video.
Is there anyway to make without the mould? Have you found anything that works?
You will need the mold for the top part.
Hi please for the filling, the first ingredient…is it cups?
Oh I forgot to write it. I need to fix it. Yes it is cups. Sorry about that.