* 3 c. flour * 1 tsp. ground cinnamon * 1/2 tsp. baking soda * 1/2 tsp. salt * 3/4 c. (6 oz.) butter, lightly chilled, cut in bits * 1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed * 1/2 c. whipped honey or crème * 1 Tbsp. (about 2 lemons) lemon zest * 1 egg * coarse sugar, optional, as needed
What to do:
1.Heat oven to 350°F. Thoroughly mix dry ingredients; reserve. 2. Cream butter, brown sugar, honey and lemon zest until smooth; beat in egg. Add dry ingredients in thirds, mixing well with each addition. 3.Scrape dough onto plastic wrap; shape it into a log about 12" long. Chill an hour or so until firm, or up to 24 hrs. 4.Cut log into 1/4" slices; place 1" apart on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Sprinkle with coarse sugar, if desired, lightly pressing sugar into dough. Bake until edges are lightly browned, about 10 min. Cool 5 min. on baking sheet, then transfer to a rack. Cool completely.
Note: Honey should not be fed to infants under one year of age. Honey is a safe and wholesome food for children and adults.
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