Honey Sugar Cookies
Honey Sugar Cookies
Sugar cookies are my favorite cookie! I love them. So, of course, I had to figure out how to make them with honey.
Sugar Cookies are a little yet fulfilling snack. They give you that sweet taste you are craving without leaving you feeling stuffed.
You can make them as thin/thick or wide/small as you like, which makes them an easy grab for the kiddos coming home from school.
Like in all my honey recipes, Spring and Fall honey will add different flavor hints depending on which one you use.
One great thing about these cookies is you can also shape them with cookie cutters. You to create a seasonal display or holiday-themed arrangments.
A Few Tips For Making Honey Sugar Cookies:
- Make sure your butter is at room temperature. Soft butter will help it whip up better when mixing in the electric mixer.
- Add a little flour to your fingers when pressing out the shapes of your cookies.
- Use duck eggs if possible. I love using duck eggs because they have an extra-large yolk. This larger yoke helps baked goods rise higher than a chicken egg will. So, you end up with richer, bigger, and fluffier baked goods!
- If you don't have duck eggs, use two medium chicken eggs.
- Use local honey! If you are going to make an effort to use honey as a healthy option, go ahead and add the benefits of honey made from locally gathered pollen.
- Local will also help guarantee you get pure honey and not additives that can sneak their way into big commercial brands. It will also help your local beekeeper keep caring for their hives.
Tools You Might Need:
- Electric Mixer
- Parchment paper
- Cookie Sheet
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- 3 Cups of All Purpose Flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 3/4 teaspoon salt- if not using salted butter
- 1/2 cup of sugar
- 1 Cup of unsalted butter or two sticks
- 1/4 teaspoon of almond extract
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract - pure
- 1/4 cup of honey
- 1 Duck egg
How to Make Honey Sugar Cookies:
- Pre-heat oven to 375°
- Prepare your cookie pan and place parchment paper over the pan.
- In an electric mixing bowl, mix egg until blended evenly.
- Add softened butter to the egg. Mix slowly and then increase, don't over-mix it, to create a whipped textured mixture.
- The following steps can be mixed by hand or slowly in the electric mixer.
- Now slowly add the honey and sugar. We still have to add some regular sugar to this recipe so that you get the right texture and fluff.
- Add the almond and vanilla extract.
- Add salt if needed
- Now add the baking powder and baking soda.
- Slowly add all-purpose flour until evenly mixed. You should now have lovely whipped dough.
- Get a golf ball-sized dough and place it on your prepared cookie sheet.
- Take your fingers and mash down the middle of the dough ball. Work your fingers around the dough, flattening and shaping the dough out into a circle.
- You can make them as thick or as thin as you would like.
- Continue to place the dough and shape your cookies, leaving enough space to expand during baking.
- Place in oven to bake for 10-12 min, adjusting for your oven.
- Sugar cookies are easy to burn, so don't walk off. Check on them about 8min in, then 10 min in.
- Pull them out of the oven and let them cool.
How to display Honey Cookies Cotttagecore style:
Thin cookies are tricky because they can break easily.
With kiddos who will grab them up, I put them in a deeper container that will catch all the crumbs. My pie dish works great!
A sweet little tin, especially one with a clear lid, also works well. I find tins easy to use during the holidays. It's a practical way to decorate and hold those crumbly goodies.
A tin box is also a good choice for the warmer months when you have to protect your baked goods from those pesky flying insects.
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