Friday, October 30, 2009

Cookie of the Week!- Great Grandma's Honey Cookies

Every since I started this Cookie of the Week, members of my family have told me that I needed to make my Great Grandmother's honey cookies. What no one every said was, here is the recipe! I was under 7 when she died and barely remember her. I visited my grandparents last week with the kids, Adam and my dad. When I told my grandma that I was doing this she said that I should make them also. She was not sure where she put the recipe, but then just a few days later I received this great thank you card from her and in it was the recipe. Oh happy day! I could now make a cookie that generations of women in my family made. So of course I had to run out and buy more honey! I took these out of the oven and smelled that warm cookie smell and instantly it all came back to me. Isn't it weird how that can happen. Suddenly I remember my grandmother making them for my brother and I when we would come to visit. The taste and the smell were all there. So now I'm excited to make these for my kids, and hope one day that they make them as well. I have no idea where she found the recipe, but here it is!

Honey Cookies

1 cup softened butter
1 cup brown sugar
2 eggs
6 tbsp. honey
1 tsp. vanilla
3 1/2 cups sifted flour
2 tsp. baking soda

Mix in order, chill for several hours. Drop by teaspoonfuls on a greased baking sheet or parchment paper. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min. When cool, frost with pastel tinted butterless icing. 7 dozen if using tsp. measure.

Now for those that are not sure what a butterless icing is, I figure it was just milk and powdered sugar until it forms a thin paste. To tint it, just use 1 drop of liquid food coloring and blend until pastel color. My great grandma, and my grandma always made them pink, but I let my kids pick the color and they choose blue.

So I hope you enjoy these as much as my family does!


Kathy said...

What a great story!! I love and miss my grandma.....I was an adult and just married Jay when she I remember all her cooking!! And boy she could cook, too!! Having this durn wheat/gluten allergy's, I can't make these and eat have one for me please!! :-)

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