Honey Spice Krinkles Recipe

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Sugar and spice make these Christmas cookies among the nicest I've ever tried. Deliciously old-fashioned, they've been our family favorites for years. Busy holiday bakers will be pleased to know that the dough is very easy to work with.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + chilling Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 3/4 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 2-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • Sugar

Nutritional Facts

2 each: 113 calories, 5g fat (3g saturated fat), 19mg cholesterol, 193mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 0 fiber), 1g protein.


  1. In a bowl, cream butter and brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and honey. Combine flour, baking soda, ginger, salt, cinnamon and cloves; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Shape into 1-in. balls. Dip half of each ball into water and then into sugar. Place with sugar side up 2 in. apart on ungreased baking sheets.
  3. Bake at 350° for 15-17 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks. Yield: about 5 dozen.
Originally published as Honey Spice Krinkles in Country Woman Christmas Annual 1998, p35

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