Thank you Jake for setting up this topic for me
I have old 1930’s honey recipes from my grandmother and a recipe box of sweet recipes I have collected over decades. I also inherited her 4 recipe boxes and 3 of my mother’s. My grandmother started off as a teacher & was let go during the Great Depression. Honey was more economical to use over sugar. Later in life she became the first female school principal in South Bend, Indiana. No one was a beekeeper, but cooking with honey gives food a moist sweetness that no other sweetner can do.
I realize that the units of measurements are not universal. I will try to do conversions but please check behind me.
The first recipe I want to share is one she taught me when I was little:
1/2 cup soft butter
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup honey
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt (or less)
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon (or more!)
Set oven at 375 degrees
*Beat first 4 ingredients on medium speed scraping side of bowl until smooth.
*Stir in remaining 4 ingredients.
*Drop by teaspoon fulls onto an ungreased cookie sheet.
*Bake 7-9 minutes until just set and light brown around the edges. The top of the cookies will still be shiny.
Honey cookies are very soft. Let them set 5 minutes on the cookie sheet before placing on a wire rack with a metal spatula.
If you don’t eat too much dough, you should have about 3 dozen cookies
My grandma kept all of her cookies in tins with wax paper inbetween layers to keep them soft.
Please share your honey recipes too for all of us to enjoy.