Monday, January 14, 2013

Honey Cookies

What is Christmas without making sugar cookies for Santa? For me this was a huge tradition every year and I wanted to give L1 the same experience but how? If you have kids you know that it is a given that should you cook with a child, they will want to eat it. So I set out on a search to find the best honey "sugar" cookie recipe. And what did I find but an amazing Vanilla Honey (instead of Sugar) Cookie recipe. Talk about an amazing score!  The Sunday before Christmas we rolled up our sleeves, got out the cookie cutters and made up our first batch.


Vanilla Honey Cookies
1 stick of butter, softened
1/2 cup honey
1/2 tsp vanilla (we probably used 1 TBSP)
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 cups flour
3/4 tsp cornstarch
1/4 tsp salt
1 tsp baking powder

Preheat oven to 300 degrees.
Cream butter and honey.
Add vanilla and egg
In a separate bowl, mix the dry ingredients. Slowly add to the wet mixture.
Spread flour onto your work surface. Put dough in the middle and work it a little, mixing in some of your surface flour. Reflour surface and rolling pin.
Roll dough out dough. (The original recipe says to 1/4 inch but I just rolled it out until it looked good.)
Flour your cutters and place shapes onto greased cookie sheet (baking sheet, etc.).
Bake until they start to turn golden. The recipe says 10+ minutes. Ours took about 12-14 depending on the shapes.

The verdict? They were delicious! We made dinosaur cookies for Santa and small trees, stars and doves for the rest of our families. The recipe doesn't make very much. It took us five batches to make 10 - 1/2 pint takeout boxes, one cookie tin plus the dozen the kids ate while baking. Also, we could only roll it about 3 times. By the fourth roll, the dough was crumbly and not easy to work with. The cookies tasted great though and I got rave reviews from everyone we gave them to. I will be making these again.

Do you have any great no sugar added, no processed ingredient dessert recipe?

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8 comments:

  1. These sound really good! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. Visiting from the Clever Chicks hop. These cookies sound really good!

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  4. I've never made a honey cookie before, but these sound delicious! I'm visiting from Pin Me Party and I'll be pinning!

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  5. Oh wow I've never heard of this type of cookie before and can't wait to try! Thanks! Stopping by from Pin Me!!

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  6. Thanks for sharing your recipe on Wildcrafting Wednesdays. I wonder if you needed to lower your oven temperature for the honey cookies? Whenever I've done baking with honey, it seems to brown faster than when I use sugar. They sound very delicious.

    Chris

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    1. Yes you do need a lower temperature when baking with honey or butter compared to sugar and oil/shortening respectively. These need to be cooked at 300 degrees.

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  7. These sounds really yummy :) I do love sugar cookies, so it is nice to have a natural recipe! I would suggest using organic corn starch if you can. The more I read about the Round Up Ready corn, the more I check the ingredients and pass them by if they have non-organic corn in them.

    Thanks so much for sharing your recipe on The HomeAcre Hop!!!

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