These cookies are perfectly chewy and have a hint of spice. They are essentially a sugar cookie, but better. They are always a favorite with my family and friends.
Honey & Spice Cookies (3 dozen cookies)
- 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon mace or nutmeg
- 3/4 cup butter (unsalted)
- 1 cup sugar
- 1 unbeaten egg
- 1/4 cup honey
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Sift together dry ingredients. Melt butter in a 2-quart saucepan. Cool, and then add sugar, beat well. Add egg and blend well. Stir in honey and dry ingredients, mix until just blended.
Put a cup of sugar in a low bowl. Drop the cookie dough by rounded teaspoonfuls into the sugar. Coat the small dough balls in sugar. Place the coated balls on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake until light golden brown (8-10 minutes). If you over-bake the cookies they will be hard. You want them to transition to a light golden color, NOT brown. Cool for a minute or two on the sheet before removing (they will totally fall apart if you have no patience and try to remove them any sooner