Oct 26, 2015

Recipe: German Honey Cookies

I'm half-German and absolutely love so many things about Germany - the landscape, the people, the culture, the music, the organization, the country overall, and (of course) the food!

Food is a huge part of culture and it's a great way to take little staycations to far-away places without leaving your kitchen. So you can all enjoy a little piece of Germany in your homes, here's a recipe for traditional Germany honey cookies!

These cookies are essentially the basic 'milk and cookies' cookie. They're simple, sweet, pair perfectly fresh from the oven with a cool glass of milk, and are beloved by children and adults alike. They're also quite simple to make and use only fairly basic pantry ingredients for the most part, so there's no reason not to give them a try.

Happy food-venturing!

German Honey Cookies
Makes 18-20 large cookies

* 0.5 c. butter
* 0.25 c. white sugar
* 0.75 c. honey

* 1 egg
* 1 tsp. vanilla extract
* 0.5 tsp. baking soda
* 0.5 tsp. ground ginger
* pinch nutmeg

* 2 c. flour

1) Preheat oven to 350F (180C).

2) In a large saucepan over low heat, melt the butter, sugar, and honey together. Remove from heat and let cool.

3) In a small bowl, mix the egg, vanilla, baking soda, ginger, and nutmeg.

4) Slowly add the egg mixture to the cooled honey mixture, stirring as you mix. Mix well.

5) Slowly add the flour, mixing gently. Don't over-mix!

6) Drop by rounded tablespoons on a greased or lined cookie sheet, leaving ample space for the cookies to spread.

7) Bake for 12-15 minutes, until lightly golden brown on top. Don't over-bake!

8) Let cool for five minutes on the baking tray, then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


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