These Honey Cookies, which take less than 10 minutes to pull together, are from Janet. She sent the recipe yesterday with a note saying it was given to her 30 years ago by a lady in Santa Maria, California. Since then it’s been her family’s favorite cookie. Who can resist an intro like that?
End result was, as Janice promised, a cookie with the texture of a good crispy/chewy molasses cookie but with the flavor of honey. I am not a huge honey fan and was worried the kids might not like honey cookies either, but I loved how it tasted and am pretty sure the kids will too.
And finally — No mixer required! All you need is a bowl and a spoon.
Let me know what you think of the Honey Cookies!
- 2/3 cup vegetable oil
- 1 cup sugar (don't use less)
- 1 egg
- 1/4 cup honey
- 2 tsp baking soda
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 cups all-purpose flour (Janet uses half AP and half white whole wheat) -- Measure by spooning and sweeping
- Sparkly sugar or Turbinado sugar for rolling
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
- In a mixing bowl, stir together oil, sugar, eggs, honey, baking soda, salt and vanilla. Mix well, then stir in the flour, stirring just until it is mixed in.
- Shape the cookies into balls about ¾ to 1 inch in diameter and roll them in sparkly sugar (or Turbinado). Place 2 ½ inches apart on ungreased or parchment lined cookie sheets and bake for 10-12 minutes. They should be nicely browned around the edges, crackly and golden.