Yesterday was my lucky day when my friend/colleague surprised me with a huge mason jar of honey that his family had harvested. This stuff is GOOD. Sort of a wildflower honey taste, very clean, with mini crystals formed inside. Heaven! Of course, my mind starts running wild, thinking of all kinds of things I can bake up with this phenomenal honey. First on the list? Some honey cookie bites...mini, of course. :) These are simple, but bring some sunshine to life on a cold, rainy autumn day.
1 cup turbinado sugar
1/2 cup honey
3 Tbsp grass fed butter
1 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1.5tsp baking soda
pinch of salt
Extra turbinado sugar for rolling
Preheat oven to 350. Mix together sugar, butter (softened to room temp) and honey. After combined, mix in egg and vanilla until incorporated. Then add in flour, baking soda, and salt, and mix until smooth. Feel free to use a mixer if you have one...I just mix by hand and a little bit of oomph. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper or a silpat sheet. The rest is up to you. Since I like everything mini, I rolled my dough into balls that were each less than 1/2 inch. But feel free to make them a little bit bigger if you prefer! Roll your balls in a small bowl of turbinado sugar, then place on your baking sheet. For my size cookies, 5-6 minutes of baking was sufficient. If you go bigger, just add a couple of extra minutes to make sure they're cooked! After they're done baking, remove and let cool on a cooling rack. The recipe should make about 40-50 cookies, if they're mini! :) Bring them to work, share with friends, and enjoy!