In many parts in Macedonia, it is a tradition, especially among young moms, when a baby makes its first steps, the mom makes these cookies that look like little feet, so the baby's further steps would be firm and stable. Little feet are made of sweet dough.

  • 1 kg of flour
  • 250 ml of lukewarm milk
  • 1 fresh yeast 40 g
  • 150 ml of oil
  • 50 g of sugar
  • 2 tbs honey
  • 1 vanilla sugar 10 g
  • 2 eggs
  • about 100 ml of water, depends on the softness of the flour
  • cinnamon if desired
  • 1 egg for coating


  1. First activate the yeast in  the milk, sugar and 1 tbs of flour.
  2. Then, add the flour, the oil, honey and the eggs. Start to knead and add water little by little. Knead until you get a fine soft unsticky dough.
  3. Leave the dough to rest and to rise. 
  4. When it has risen, it means that the dough is ready for work. Divide it into two parts for easier handling. Stretch a crust with thickness of 5-6 mm and cut out foot shapes with a special mold If you don't have a mold, you can improvise and make your own mold using a thin metal or shape the foots with bare hands - use your imagination!
  5. Align cookies on a greased baking tray and coat each with egg yolk. Decorate as desired and bake at 200 C degrees until they got beautiful golden color.
  6. Once cookies are baked and cooled down, wrap each pair in ecophene and give to family and friends as a blessing to the first steps of your baby.