Tschoepe Honey Cookies

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When I was going through my grandma’s recipes, I found this recipe for honey cookies, with a date of 1852 stamped on it. The recipe was a bit strange and I didn’t have enough honey for a full recipe, so I had to adapt it. It turned out great!

1/2 cup honey
1/3 cup sugar
4 tablespoons butter
Small pinch of salt
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon allspice
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/8 cup sour cream
1 egg
1 teaspoon baking soda
2 1/2 cups flour

In a saucepan, heat honey, sugar, butter, salt, and spices. Bring to a boil and remove from heat. Let cool.

Beat eggs, add to cooled honey mixture, with sour cream.

Add to honey mixture and stir.

Put in refrigerator for 15-20 minutes so that dough hardens some.

Drop by floured teaspoon onto greased cookie sheet. Bake at 300 degrees for 14 minutes.

A few notes: Take the cookies out before they are brown – they’re great chewy! And the cookies aren’t very sweet, so I dusted some cinnamon sugar over the tops when I took the cookies out of the oven.

 

Julia Andrus Williams

Read more about my West Texas Life at www.andruswilliams.com.

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