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Honey Cookies Recipe

Honey Cookies

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Original recipe makes 4 - 5 dozen Change Servings


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).
  2. Beat eggs well. Dissolve baking soda with a little milk. Mix together the rest of the ingredients to make a soft dough.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Frost with your favorite icing.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 01, 2003

You can change this recipe to make a more Central European Honey cookie (pierniczki in Polish) substitute the anise for 2 tsp. cinnamon + 1 tsp. ginger + 1/2 tsp. cloves + 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. You might need to add some more flour to roll & cut out. Bake carefully so they don't burn. To ice: Make a runny icing with icing sugar, egg white and lemon juice. When the cookies are still warm, dip them into this icing, and let dry on a cookie rack. These cookies soften with time. I like to make them at least 3 weeks before Xmas, and keep them in a tin with an apple wedge. Thse are our family XMAS favorites!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Mar 30, 2003

This recipe just didn't do it for my husband and I. Although the overall flavor was okay, the texture was too cake-like, puffy, and spongy.


23 Ratings

Dec 03, 2003

At first we were sure we would not like these cookies made without out butter and which had a wierdish dough. We waited with apprehension as they cooked. But when they were done, we couldn't stop eating them!! And yes, they are a bit cakey. We thought they were like pancake cookies, but again, we could hardly stop eating them!

Oct 23, 2006

I split this recipe in half and they were so good. They are cake like and sweet. I didnt use anise because I dont even really know what that is. They were a bit dry but that made them pair perfectly with milk.

Mar 21, 2008

Very versatile. I used spices like in pierniczki, but to make them tasting more authentic I put raspberry jelly in them: put a spoon of dough on the cookie sheet, put a little jelly on top and then topped them with more dough. Really livens up the recipe.

Oct 02, 2006

It was really yummy! They are like little cakes. I kinda changed the reccipe a bit though because I didn't have enough ingredients and didn't wanna make so many cookies. Had 2 and half cups flour, half tsp baking powder and half tsp baking soda. 2 eggs, 1/4 cup milk, 3/4cup honey. added the cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg like on the other review but halved all the amounts. Made the icing with icing sugar, egg white and lime concentrate. It was a great icing thanks! Was tempted to put in butter but it turned out good without any :-D

Mar 12, 2011

I haven't met a cookie that I didn't like until today. I am not very picky at all. I made this exactly as stated. I love cake-like cookies, but these are more like rubbery pancakes as other have described. I even added some cinnamon to the batter after I baked the first ones but it is no use. I make a yummy orange glaze, but it doesn't help. The texture of this cookie is overwhelming or strange. I am mad I just wasted 2 full cups of honey tonight.

Dec 03, 2008

Good recipe, not too sweet tasting, despite all that honey. I found that this recipe made WAY too many cookies though. I'll try a half-batch next time and use 1 whole egg + 1 egg white (to keep the fluffiness). My first batch were really big, so us a teaspoon and drop well spaced blobs no bigger than a quarter; they puff up alot. I guess I'm not a big fan of liquorice either, so next time I will use vanilla or almond extract to flavour it. I really liked the texture - sortof a marshmallow cookie :). One last thing is that I detected a slight taste of baking soda, so maybe cut that down a bit (1 1/2tsp maybe, or 3/4tsp for a half batch).


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  • Calories
  • 73 kcal
  • 4%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 16.6 g
  • 5%
  • Cholesterol
  • 9 mg
  • 3%
  • Fat
  • 0.4 g
  • < 1%
  • Fiber
  • 0.3 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 1.4 g
  • 3%
  • Sodium
  • 47 mg
  • 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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