Sunday, April 11, 2010

Honey Snaps

A delicious cookie that everyone loves!! Thank you to Mrs. R. for this delicious recipe!!! These are so easy to make too!!

Honey Snaps

Makes 24
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/4 cup superfine sugar (I just use granulated, and it works fine)
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/3 cup honey
1 egg yolk
1 teaspoon natural vanilla extraxt
2 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour (I've also mixed in a bit of freshly ground, whole-wheat pastry flour that I had on hand, and it worked marvelously!)
1/2 teaspoon baking soda

1 cup powdered sugar
1-2 tablespoons lemon juice

Preheat ove to 350. Line two cookie sheets with parchment paper.

Cream the butter, and sugars in a medium sized bowl, using electric beaters until pale and fluffy. Then Add the honey, egg yolk, and vanilla, beating until just combined. Sift the flour and baking soda and stir with a wooden spoon to form a soft dough.

Shape tablespoons into logs, place onto prepared sheets 2 inches apart, and flatten slightly. Bake for 10 minutes, or until lighly golden around the edges. Allow to cool on the sheets for a few minutes, then transfer to a wire rack to cool comletely.

To make frosting, place the powdered sugar in a medium sized bowl. Add enough lemond juice to make a smooth and spreadable consistency. Once the snaps are completely cool, spread the tops lightly with frosting.

Honey snaps will keep, stored in an airtight container for up to 3 weeks.

1 comment:

Rachel's Blog said...

Elissa, these look great! I will have to try them sometime. I am the baker of the I'm always on the lookout for good recipes! (And hopefully healthy ones, too. :)