Honey Cookies

  • Author: Jessica Holmes
  • Prep Time: 60 minutes
  • Cook Time: 12 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 12 minutes
  • Yield: Makes 16 cookies
  • Category: Cookies
  • Cuisine: American


Buttery honey cut-out cookies made from scratch.


  • 115 grams (1/2 cup or 1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 135 grams (3/4 cup) brown sugar
  • 160 grams (1/2 cup) honey
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 315 grams (2 and 1/4 cup) plain flour, plus extra for dusting
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoons ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  1. In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and sugar with an electric mixer until pale and creamy. Add honey and the egg yolk. Beat again to form a creamy mixture. Sift in the flour, baking soda, ginger and cinnamon.
  2.  Beat briefly until dough starts to come together. Use your hands to gather the dough and form into a large round disc. Wrap the dough in plastic and place in the fridge for 30 minutes to rest.
  3. Preheat oven to 180 C (360 F). Line two cookie or oven trays with baking or parchment paper.
  4. Lightly flour your bench and roll out the dough using a rolling pin to about 1/2 inch thick. Dust your rolling pin as you go to prevent the dough from sticking.
  5. Cut out shapes using cookie cutters and gently place the cookies onto the prepared trays. Bake for 10-12 minutes or until just golden on the edges. Remove from the oven and transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.


  • Serving Size: 1 cookie
  • Calories: 191

Keywords: Honey cookies, Gingerbread cookies, Honey biscuits

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