My mother-in-law gave me this recipe.

Becky

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
60
Yield:
4 - 5 dozen
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Ingredients

60
Original recipe yields 60 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C).

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  • Beat eggs well. Dissolve baking soda with a little milk. Mix together the rest of the ingredients to make a soft dough.

  • Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. DO NOT OVER BAKE. Frost with your favorite icing.

Nutrition Facts

73 calories; protein 1.4g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.6g 5% DV; fat 0.4g 1% DV; cholesterol 9.5mg 3% DV; sodium 46.9mg 2% DV. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2003
You can change this recipe to make a more Central European Honey cookie (pierniczki in Polish) substitute the anise for 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. You might need to add some more flour to roll & cut out. Bake carefully so they don't burn. To ice: Make a runny icing with icing sugar egg white and lemon juice. When the cookies are still warm dip them into this icing and let dry on a cookie rack. These cookies soften with time. I like to make them at least 3 weeks before Xmas and keep them in a tin with an apple wedge. Thse are our family XMAS favorites! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2003
This recipe just didn't do it for my husband and I. Although the overall flavor was okay the texture was too cake-like puffy and spongy. Read More
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27 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 9
  • 2 star values: 2
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
12/01/2003
You can change this recipe to make a more Central European Honey cookie (pierniczki in Polish) substitute the anise for 2 tsp. cinnamon 1 tsp. ginger 1/2 tsp. cloves 1/2 tsp. nutmeg. You might need to add some more flour to roll & cut out. Bake carefully so they don't burn. To ice: Make a runny icing with icing sugar egg white and lemon juice. When the cookies are still warm dip them into this icing and let dry on a cookie rack. These cookies soften with time. I like to make them at least 3 weeks before Xmas and keep them in a tin with an apple wedge. Thse are our family XMAS favorites! Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/30/2003
This recipe just didn't do it for my husband and I. Although the overall flavor was okay the texture was too cake-like puffy and spongy. Read More
(23)
Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2003
At first we were sure we would not like these cookies made without out butter and which had a wierdish dough. We waited with apprehension as they cooked. But when they were done we couldn't stop eating them!! And yes they are a bit cakey. We thought they were like pancake cookies but again we could hardly stop eating them! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/23/2006
I split this recipe in half and they were so good. They are cake like and sweet. I didnt use anise because I dont even really know what that is. They were a bit dry but that made them pair perfectly with milk. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/21/2008
Very versatile. I used spices like in pierniczki but to make them tasting more authentic I put raspberry jelly in them: put a spoon of dough on the cookie sheet put a little jelly on top and then topped them with more dough. Really livens up the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/02/2006
It was really yummy! They are like little cakes. I kinda changed the reccipe a bit though because I didn't have enough ingredients and didn't wanna make so many cookies. Had 2 and half cups flour half tsp baking powder and half tsp baking soda. 2 eggs 1/4 cup milk 3/4cup honey. added the cinnamon ginger and nutmeg like on the other review but halved all the amounts. Made the icing with icing sugar egg white and lime concentrate. It was a great icing thanks! Was tempted to put in butter but it turned out good without any:-D Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/12/2011
I haven't met a cookie that I didn't like until today. I am not very picky at all. I made this exactly as stated. I love cake-like cookies, but these are more like rubbery pancakes as other have described. I even added some cinnamon to the batter after I baked the first ones but it is no use. I make a yummy orange glaze, but it doesn't help. The texture of this cookie is overwhelming or strange. I am mad I just wasted 2 full cups of honey tonight. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
12/03/2008
Good recipe not too sweet tasting despite all that honey. I found that this recipe made WAY too many cookies though. I'll try a half-batch next time and use 1 whole egg 1 egg white (to keep the fluffiness). My first batch were really big so us a teaspoon and drop well spaced blobs no bigger than a quarter; they puff up alot. I guess I'm not a big fan of liquorice either so next time I will use vanilla or almond extract to flavour it. I really liked the texture - sortof a marshmallow cookie:). One last thing is that I detected a slight taste of baking soda so maybe cut that down a bit (1 1/2tsp maybe or 3/4tsp for a half batch). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/24/2007
The cookies were somewhat bland - I wish I had tried adding some spices as suggested in previous reviews. Read More
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