Soft Honey Cookies Recipe
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Soft Honey Cookies Recipe

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This old-fashioned cookie has a pleasant honey-cinnamon flavor and a tender texture that resembles cake. It has been a family favorite for years and I thought the recipe should be shared with your readers.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES:16 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 10 min.
MAKES: 16 servings


  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 77 calories, 2g fat (trace saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, trace fiber), 1g protein Diabetic Exchanges:1 starch


  1. In a small bowl, beat sugar and oil until blended. Beat in egg; beat in honey and vanilla. Combine the flour, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; gradually add to sugar mixture and mix well (dough will be stiff). Cover and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
  2. Drop dough by tablespoonfuls 2 in. apart onto a greased baking sheet. Bake at 350° for 8-10 minutes or until bottoms are lightly browned. Cool for 1 minute before removing from pan to a wire rack. Store in an airtight container. Yield: 16 cookies.
Originally published as Soft Honey Cookies in Reminisce Extra November 2008, p53

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Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

"This maybe my NEW favorite cookie! Everyone liked them :)"

Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

"Not sure why, but mine turned out pretty awful. They tasted too sugary or something."

Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"not so great have had better"

Reviewed May. 21, 2011

"I left the do dough in the fridge over night, then baked them. They came out fluffy and light."

Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"By the way, when I doubled the recipe and got 46 1T sized cookies they were 52.5 cal each."

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