Christmas Recipe – Stamped Honey Cookies

by Melinda

Here’s another delicious Christmas cookie recipe.  Credit for this goes to Better Homes and Gardens and it’s their “Stamped Honey Cookies” recipe.

To make them festive, use holiday cookie stamps in various shapes.  I have a tree, bell, star, Teddy bear, Santa, snowman, train engine, ornament, and an angel to choose from when I make these cookies.

Stamped Honey Cookies

1 cup butter
2/3 cup sugar
1 egg
2 tbsp honey
1 tsp vanilla
2-3/4 cups all purpose flour
Colored sugar

In large bowl beat the butter with an electric mixer on medium to high speed for 30 seconds. Add the sugar and beat until combined. Beat in egg, honey, and vanilla till combined. Beat in as much of the flour as you can with the mixer on medium speed. Stir in any remaining flour with a spoon.

Shape dough into 1 to 1-1/2″ balls. Place balls 2″ apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Using a floured cookie stamp or the floured patterned bottom of a glass or dish, flatten balls to 1/4″ thickness. Sprinkle with colored sugar (red, green, yellow or blue depending on the design of your stamp).

Bake in a 375 degree oven for 6 to 8 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Transfer cookies to a wire rack and cool. Makes about 3-dozen cookies.

You can easily double this recipe.  And I usually make one batch (i.e., one dozen) of green trees, another batch of yellow stars, batch of blue Christmas bells, red Santa’s, and I mix colors for my ornament stamp.  Anyway, you can see it’s easy to get creative without a lot of effort with these cookies.

The “Stamped Honey Cookies” are an easy Christmas recipe to follow and they’re delicious to eat.  Plus with the shaped stamps and colored sugar you can brighten up any platter of goodies you give to your neighbors this holiday season.  Or you can include these as part of a “gift of goodies” you leave behind when Christmas caroling for the lonely (see my earlier post).

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