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Beehive Cookies
Courtesy of National Honey Board
Serve With:
Your favorite warm beverage.
Servings: 48
Prep Time: 15 Min
Cook Time: 10 Min.
What you need:
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+ 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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Wine pairings:
Champagne, Icewine/Eiswien