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Honey Spice Cookies Recipe

With four children, I bake a lot of cookies. These nicely-seasoned sweet are a family favorite.—Joan Gerber, Bluffton, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min./batch YIELD:150 servings


  • 2 cups honey
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons baking soda
  • 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground allspice
  • 1 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 3 tablespoon fat-free milk


  • 1. In a large bowl, beat honey and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Combine the flour, baking soda, cinnamon, salt, allspice and cloves; gradually add to honey mixture and mix well.
  • 2. Shape dough into five 10-in. rolls; wrap in plastic wrap. Refrigerate for 2 hour or until firm.
  • 3. Unwrap dough and cut into 1/4-in. slices. Place 2 in. apart on baking sheets coated with cooking spray. Combine confectioners' sugar and milk; lightly brush over cookies.
  • 4. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Remove from pans to wire racks to cool. Yield: 12-1/2 dozen.

Nutritional Facts

One cookie equals 54 calories, trace fat (trace saturated fat), 4 mg cholesterol, 43 mg sodium, 13 g carbohydrate, trace fiber, 1 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1/2 starch.