Honey Gingerbread Cookies

by Anne Papina on December 6, 2001

Contributed with permission by the National Honey Board.

Honey Gingerbread Cookies
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Makes about 3 dozen cookies.
Recipe type: Dessert
  • 1-1/2 cups honey
  • ¾ cup butter or margarine, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 5 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1 Tbsp. ground ginger
  • 1 Tbsp. ground cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. ground cloves
  1. In large bowl, cream honey and butter until light and fluffy. Beat in egg.
  2. Add flour, baking powder, cinnamon and cloves; mix until combined.
  3. Wrap dough in plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  4. When dough is chilled, divide dough in half; return one half to refrigerator.
  5. Dust work surface and dough with flour. Roll out dough to ¼-inch thick.
  6. Cut into desired shapes using cookie cutters; transfer to well-greased baking sheet.
  7. Bake at 350°F for 10-12 minutes. Remove cookies from sheet and cool on wire rack.
  8. Repeat with remaining dough.


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