Honey Gingerbread Cookies

Makes 4 dozen gingerbread men

  • 7-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 Tablespoon baking soda
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 Tablespoon ginger
  • 1 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1-1/2 cups (3 sticks) butter
  • 1-1/2 cups dark brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon lemon zest
  • 3/4 cup honey
  • 3 eggs

Sift dry ingredients together; set aside. In a mixing bowl, cream together butter, brown sugar and zest. Add honey in a steady stream and mix until smooth. Add eggs, one at a time; mix well. Add dry ingredients, a cup at a time; mix well. Divide dough in two, flatten into disks, and wrap in wax paper or plastic wrap. Refrigerate 30 minutes or until firm enough to roll. Roll out dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Cut with cookie cutters into desired shapes. Bake in a pre-heated 350°F oven for 12 to 15 minutes, or until beginning to brown. Makes 4 dozen 4-inch large gingerbread men.

Recipe courtesy of the National Honey Board.

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