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Spiced Honey Cookies by Judicant (critique requested)

Spiced Honey Cookies (critique requested)


Here's a taste of what I spent my day doing. (God I'm awful...)

Honey cookies! I've been wanting these, and I'm still working on the recipe (which is adapted from another recipe), but at least the consistency is right finally! Or at least close enough. I wanted to get cookies which a bit of a crunch to them, like most peanut butter cookies I've had, but it seems like given the amount of honey in these it's not really possible.


1/4 cup of unsalted butter, softened

1/2 cup of honey

1/4 cup of granulated sugar

1/4 cup of brown sugar

1 egg

1-1/2 cups of flour

3/4 tsp of salt

1/4 tsp of baking soda

1-1/2 tsp ground cinnamon

1/2 tsp ground nutmeg**

Heat oven to 375 degrees.

Mix butter, both sugars, honey, and egg in a mixing bowl. Then add the flour, salt, baking soda, cinnamon and nutmeg. The dough should be a little less firm than peanut butter, or there about. If it seems a bit runny, add more flour (but 1-1/2 cups should be plenty). Place spoonfuls of dough on a baking pan or cookie sheet spaced about 1.5" apart, and bake for 7-10 minute, until the sides brown. Don't cook it too long because honey can get really nasty if it's over cooked.

Recipe makes about 16 cookies.

(*I like to be able to taste a bit of salt in cookies, so this is what I use for this recipe. I really do feel it is necessary for this recipe, especially since I haven't worked in any citrus or acid into this recipe yet. The honey, while delicious, needs something to act against it.)

(**THIS IS AN ESTIMATE ON THE NUTMEG. I eyeballed it on this current batch, and I think I put in around 3/4 tsp, and it was entirely too much. It definitely adds a spiced quality to the cookie, but if you don't want that use less, or omit it all together)

I've eaten too many of these, since I was playing with the recipe today.

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    gotta love honey <3

    These look great!

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      Thanks! To be honest I was really sick of them and hated them at the end of the day (I probably ate at least 10 between the batches I made). So I took them to work and everyone loved em. SO THEY MUST BE AT LEAST DECENT.

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        Well thats what happens when you eat too much at once XD

        But hey, if others really like em, Id call it a success!

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    These sound great, and really lovely plating!

    I'll have to try the recipe some time. It's a good thing I'm running this summer >.>

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      Just remember to grease up the pan! I'm trying to figure out what I can coat the pan with aside from some oil so they won't stick, because oil by itself did not keep it from happening...