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An ultimate Christmas party impressor: Bee hives / Oslnovac kazde vanocni party: Vceli uly

humor-vceli-ulyVceli uly – or Bee Hives – are a pain in the neck to make. These Christmas cookies are mostly made out of butter  (what a surprise?) which makes the dough/filling melt and then it sticks to everything including your fingers which makes you lick the fingers all the time, which in turn makes you gain about 3 pounds only during the process of making the dough. HOWEVER, if they turn out good, they are goooood. My American friends love them and can’t get enough of them.

The following recipe is from my blogging friend Lenka. The only thing I added are the ground walnuts which improve  stability of the cookie. Whatever you do, please make sure that your dough is cold, right out of the fridge when you start working with it. Otherwise your cookies will melt and will not look good.

vosi-hnizda-2-ks-vceli-ul-0.jpg.bigThe only thing you need is the bee hive cookie mold which you can purchase here. The price is $8.99 plus $3.00 for shipping and handling. Please, contact me here, if you need one.

Good luck!!


  • 5 cups of wafers
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter
  • 3 Tbs of milk
  • 6 Tbs of rum (or rum extract)
  • 1 Tbs of cocoa
  • about 1/2 cup of ground walnuts



  •  1/2 cup of butter
  • 1 cup of confectioners sugar
  •  2 egg yolks
  •  1 Tsp of vanilla extract
  •  1 Tsp of rum
  • EASY METHOD: Make filling out of vanilla pudding



  1. Grind up 5 cups of wafers
  2. Mix them with sugar, butter, milk, rum and a cocoa
  3. Make a dough out of the mixture and put it in the fridge to rest for about 30 minutes
  4. To make a filling:  Mix butter, sugar, egg yolks, vanilla extract and rum. Mix together and put it in the fridge for 30 minutes.
  5. When the dough and the filling is hard enough to work with pull it out of the fridge.
  6. Take one of the forms and sprinkle the inside of the form with a little bit of the confectioners sugar so the dough does not stick to it.
  7. Take about 1 Tbs of the dough and stuff it into the cookie form. Make a hole in the dough with the end of the wooden spoon.
  8. Stuff that hole with filling.
  9. Cap it with a whole wafer.
  10. Slowly open that cookie form and voila! Here is your festive Christmas Bee Hive!!!



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5 comments… add one
  • Melissa Velik November 23, 2013, 4:51 am

    My mother-in-law takes it one messy step further and coats them with melted chocolate. I do too, but it’s very tedious and hard to get the chocolate to coat smoothly.

  • Tanja November 23, 2013, 8:02 am

    No way!! ThAt is crazy!!!!
    You guys are a brave bunch.

  • Eva Z. November 25, 2013, 1:55 pm

    Vceli uly jsou moje nejoblibenejsi cukrovi, spolu s vanilkovymi rohlicky. Loni jsme je delaly tady s holkama spolecne, byla to takova predvanocni party s nazornou ukazkou postupu! Byla to sranda a hlavne jsme se to vsechny naucily! Je dobre to testo vytahovat z lednice po castech, at cele nezmekne. Ted uz prodavaji zlepsovak, otviraci formicky! Z tech to jde vyndat lip! Dostala jsem je od kamaradky k Vanocum 🙂

  • Eva Z. November 25, 2013, 1:57 pm

    Ted vidim, ze je i prodavas, super! Drive se to neotviralo a pak to bylo teda dost tezke z tech forem nejak vyklepat 🙂

  • Lenka December 9, 2013, 10:17 pm

    Makes 40.

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