Perfect Honey Cookies with Honey Frosting for Rosh Hashanah

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  • Cooking and Prep: 20 m
  • Serves: 12
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Can you go into Rosh Hashanah without a jar of honey cookies?! These cookies are the perfect mix of crunchy outside, soft center, and all the delicious spices reminiscent of fall. They’re also super simple to make. Eat them straight out of the oven or jazz them up a bit with a drizzle of honey-flavored frosting.

 

These cookies can even be tweaked to look like little apples for extra cute bonus points!

Ingredients (13)

Cookies

Honey Frosting

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Prepare the Honey Cookies

Yields 4 dozen cookies

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit (175 degrees Celsius).

  2. In the bowl of a stand mixer, beat oil, honey, egg, vanilla extract, and brown sugar until nice and creamy.

  3. Whisk together the dry ingredients and slowly incorporate into the batter. Mix together until a dough is formed.

  4. Using a small cookie scoop, scoop dough out onto a cookie sheet, placing the cookies about one inch (two and a half centimeters) apart to allow for spreading. Bake for 10 minutes.

  5. Combine frosting ingredients in a small bowl. Allow cookies to cool and drizzle with frosting.

Tip:

These cookies freeze beautifully. Alternatively, you can store them covered in an airtight container for up to 1 week.

 

I used brown sugar in the recipe, since brown sugar has a higher water content than white granulated sugar and therefore increases the moisture of the dough.

 

A note on vanilla extract: Always use pure vanilla for the best-tasting treats. Since the price of pure vanilla is so high these days, I finally made my own batch during the early days of quarantine. It’s not yet at its full flavor, yet it’s still so fragrant and flavorful.

Variation:

Turn these into cute apple-shaped cookies by inserting half a pretzel stick on an angle into each cookie before baking. When cooled, add an artificial leaf to complete the look! (Remove before eating.)

Credits

Photography and Styling by Saraizel Senderovits



  • Rochel

    Made these for Rosh Hashana as guests and they were a huge hit with hosts! Didn't have allspice so substituted with a bit more cinnamon and some salt to balance out the sweetness. 10 out of 10 for sure!
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  • Rivka Shain

    thank you for the recipe absolutely delicious. Big hit!
    Posted by Tzipprik |2022-09-25 09:29:26
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  • malka

    How do you make homemade vanilla extract please. (see note above)
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  • Shoshana  Toffel

    delicious, thanks!
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  • bluma

    can they be frozen?
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    Esther Leah
    The recipe states that is freezes well. I would not freeze with the glaze because I find the glaze does not come out the same as fresh. I would add the glaze after they are defrosted.
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  • Leah H.

    Just tried these for Rosh Hashana, and they were AMAZING. The cinnamon and nutmeg give a nice surprise hint of autumn. I think I would try making the frosting with some maple syrup instead of honey, just to add to the kick. Thanks!
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  • Rochel

    Made these for Rosh Hashana as guests and they were a huge hit with hosts! Didn't have allspice so substituted with a bit more cinnamon and some salt to balance out the sweetness. 10 out of 10 for sure!
    Posted by Ro613Lev |2022-09-28 06:25:15
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  • Rivka Shain

    thank you for the recipe absolutely delicious. Big hit!
    Posted by Tzipprik |2022-09-25 09:29:26
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  • malka

    How do you make homemade vanilla extract please. (see note above)
    Posted by 1234567 |2022-09-22 21:22:06
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  • Shoshana  Toffel

    delicious, thanks!
    Posted by toftof |2022-09-21 05:01:58
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  • Leah H.

    Just tried these for Rosh Hashana, and they were AMAZING. The cinnamon and nutmeg give a nice surprise hint of autumn. I think I would try making the frosting with some maple syrup instead of honey, just to add to the kick. Thanks!
    Posted by Coffee Please |2021-09-08 21:56:22
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  • bluma

    can they be frozen?
    Posted by bluma Gf |August 28, 2022
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    Esther Leah
    The recipe states that is freezes well. I would not freeze with the glaze because I find the glaze does not come out the same as fresh. I would add the glaze after they are defrosted.
    Posted by Esther Leah|August 28, 2022
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