Spiced Honey Cookies

Spiced Honey Cookies

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These thick, cake-like cookies are a German Christmas tradition.

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Serving Size / Yield

12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 2 Tbs. butter
  • 2 1/4 C. plus 2 tbsp. flour
  • 1/2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. cloves, cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp. nutmeg
  • 1 C. ground almonds
  • 2 Tbs. chopped candied orange peel
  • 2 Tbs. chopped candied lemon peel
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1 C. honey
  • 1/2 C. milk
  • Almond glaze:
  • 1 C. icing sugar
  • 1/2 tsp. almond essence
  • 1 tsp. lemon juice
  • 2 Tbs. cold water

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Directions

Coat bottom and sides of jelly roll pan with soft butter. Sprinkle 2 Tbs. flour evenly over butter. Tip pan from side to side to coat surface evenly. Sift 2 1/4 C. flour, baking powder, cloves, cinnamon and nutmeg in bowl. Stir in almonds and peel. Beat eggs and sugar until mixture is thick. Beat in honey, milk and flour mixture a little at a time. When batter is smooth, spread in pan. Bake at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes. Stir icing sugar, almond extract, lemon juice in bowl. Add water 1 tsp. at a time. Brush on cake while still warm. Cut cake into cookies 2 1/2" long and 1 1/2" wide and place on a pretty decorative plate.

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