Honey Recipe

Honey Cutout Cookies
By: Laurie Lawrence

Cookie Ingredients
□ 2½ cups + 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour
□ ⅔ cup corn starch
□ 1 teaspoon salt
□ ½ cup + 2 tablespoons brown sugar
□ 2 teaspoon cinnamon
□ 1 cup cold butter (cut into small pieces)
□ 2 large eggs
□ 4 tablespoons honey
□ 2 tablespoons milk

Cookie Directions
Step 1
In a large bowl combine flour, corn starch, baking powder, salt, brown sugar and cinnamon. Mix well.

Step 2
Add the pieces of butter and combine until mixed into course combs.

Step 3
Add honey, eggs and milk. Mix with spoon until you can knead with your hands.

Step 4
Once you can form a smooth ball of dough, wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate 3 hours.

Step 5
Pre-heat over to 350°F. Line cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Step 6
On a floured, flat surface, roll dough into ¼-inch thickness and but cookies out with cookie cutter(s). I made on in the shape of a bee frame!

Step 7
Place on cookie sheets and back for 10 minutes.

Step 8
Let cool completely then frost.

Icing Ingredients
□ 3 to 3½ cups powdered sugar depending on whether or not you add food coloring
□ 2 teaspoon vanilla
□ 4 tablespoons melted butter
□ 1 teaspoon honey
□ 3 to 5 tablespoons milk
□ Optional: for the color of honey use 9 drops yellow food coloring, 1 drop red food coloring and 1 drop blue food coloring

Icing Directions
Step 1
Combine powdered sugar, vanilla, butter, honey and milk until smooth.

Step 2
Then add food coloring. Gel food coloring works best.

Step 3
Ice cookies then immediately lay out on wax paper or parchment paper to let icing set.

Step 4
Layer cookies between parchment paper in air tight container for storage.

Step 5
Keep refrigerated and enjoy!