Honey Cookies


  • 1cup unsalted butter room temperature
  • ½ cup honey
  • 1large egg
  • 1teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • sugar optional, to taste


  1. In a medium-sized mixing bowl, beat butter and honey until thoroughly combined.
  2. Mix in egg and vanilla extract.
  3. Mix in flour and salt until just combined.
  4. Divide dough into two parts. Wrap each section in plastic wrap and refrigerate for thirty minutes.
  5. Preheat oven to 325 F.
  6. Remove first half of dough from the refrigerator and roll out on a floured surface to just over 1/4″ thick.
  7. Cut dough into shapes with cookie cutters and optionally sprinkle the tops of the raw cookies with colored sanding sugar.
  8. Arrange cut out cookies on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper or a Silpat.
  9. Bake for 13 minutes or until the edges of the cookies begin to brown.
  10. Cool cookies on a cooling rack.
  11. Roll out, cut, and bake the second half of the dough.