Spiced Honey Cookies Recipe

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Recipes.net Team Published: March 20, 2020 Modified: September 19, 2020
Spiced Honey Cookies Recipe

Have a bite of this sweet cookie with a kick. These thick, cake-like cookies are a German Christmas tradition.

How To Make Spiced Honey Cookies

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 ¼ cup flour (plus 2 tbsp)
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cloves (cinnamon)
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp candied orange peel (chopped )
  • 2 tbsp candied lemon peel (chopped )
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup milk

For Almond Glaze:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp almond essence
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cold water
  1. Coat bottom and sides of jelly roll pan with soft butter. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. flour evenly over butter. Tip pan from side to side to coat surface evenly.

  2. Sift 2 1/4 C. flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl. Stir in almonds and peel. Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick. Beat in honey, milk and flour mixture a little at a time.

  3. When batter is smooth, spread in pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

  4. Stir icing sugar, almond extract, lemon juice in bowl. Add water 1 tsp. at a time. Brush on cake while still warm. Cut cake into cookies 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide and place on a pretty decorative plate.

How To Make Spiced Honey Cookies

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Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 15 mins
Total: 45 mins
Makes:
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Ingredients

  • 2 tbsp butter
  • 2 ¼ cup flour, plus 2 tbsp
  • ½ tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp cloves, cinnamon
  • ¼ tsp nutmeg
  • 1 cup ground almonds
  • 2 tbsp candied orange peel, chopped
  • 2 tbsp candied lemon peel, chopped
  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 cup honey
  • ½ cup milk

For Almond Glaze:

  • 1 cup icing sugar
  • ½ tsp almond essence
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp cold water

Instructions

  1. Coat bottom and sides of jelly roll pan with soft butter. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. flour evenly over butter. Tip pan from side to side to coat surface evenly.

  2. Sift 2 1/4 C. flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl. Stir in almonds and peel. Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick. Beat in honey, milk and flour mixture a little at a time.

  3. When batter is smooth, spread in pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

  4. Stir icing sugar, almond extract, lemon juice in bowl. Add water 1 tsp. at a time. Brush on cake while still warm. Cut cake into cookies 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide and place on a pretty decorative plate.

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