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 (0 saturated fat), 13mg cholesterol, 29mg sodium, 13g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 0 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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Fire291 User ID: 934301 177734
Reviewed Jan. 23, 2014

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

candycanehair User ID: 6160044 210411
Reviewed Nov. 9, 2011

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

Ruffshse User ID: 4225266 178624
Reviewed Jun. 8, 2011

"not so great have had better"

snowangelinco User ID: 6000000 163656
Reviewed May. 21, 2011

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

Sam244 User ID: 5616387 182102
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

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

Sam244 User ID: 5616387 176890
Reviewed Dec. 14, 2010

"These were great! I doubled the recipe because I saw how it only made 16 cookies, and I got 46 cookies(using a 1T sized cookie scoop to make them). The dough was really sticky, but that isn't a problem. The cookies were perfectly sweet, and you could taste the cinnamon and honey. They were kinda dense, but not crispy, which in my opinion is perfect."

brownrexx User ID: 1161327 110688
Reviewed May. 19, 2010

"I was looking for waysto use our own honey and this is an excellent one. It makes a small batch which is excellent for our family of 2."

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