Mace and honey team up for an unusual, terrific flavor twosome in this recipe. These cookies taste best if you give them about a week in the cookie jar to mellow.

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Recipe Summary

Servings:
30
Yield:
5 dozen
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Ingredients

30
Original recipe yields 30 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). Grease baking sheets.

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  • In a medium bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Gradually blend in the egg yolk, orange zest, and honey. Sift together the flour, baking powder, salt, and mace; stir into the creamed mixture.

  • Drop cookie dough by teaspoonfuls about 2 inches apart onto the prepared cookie sheet. Flatten cookies with a fork dipped in flour. Brush lightly with egg white. Bake for 10 to 14 minutes in the preheated oven. Cool on wire racks after removing from oven.

Nutrition Facts

112 calories; protein 1.2g 3% DV; carbohydrates 16.3g 5% DV; fat 4.9g 8% DV; cholesterol 19mg 6% DV; sodium 106.4mg 4% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2004
FYI The following is from The Cook's Thesaurus: mace Notes: This is the lacy wrapping that covers nutmeg when it's plucked from the tree. Its flavor is similar to nutmeg but slightly more bitter. It's usually sold already ground but you can sometimes find blades of mace that you can grind yourself. Substitutes: nutmeg (sweeter and milder than mace) OR allspice OR pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon OR ginger. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2014
Had a ton of honey from a great year and came across this recipe. It needs something but not sure of what. Maybe rolled in something before baking? If you need a simple bland cookie that won't overtake a coffee or tea not bad. Might try again. Read More
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  • 5 star values: 4
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 1
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Rating: 5 stars
06/08/2004
FYI The following is from The Cook's Thesaurus: mace Notes: This is the lacy wrapping that covers nutmeg when it's plucked from the tree. Its flavor is similar to nutmeg but slightly more bitter. It's usually sold already ground but you can sometimes find blades of mace that you can grind yourself. Substitutes: nutmeg (sweeter and milder than mace) OR allspice OR pumpkin pie spice OR cinnamon OR ginger. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/12/2002
Very good! I didn't have orange zest or mace so I left the orange out and used Old Bay instead. We liked these a lot! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2012
So I made these with almond flour instead of regular to make them more low-carb. They spread out more than they probably should have but the taste! so good! The orange/honey/mace combo is something really special and different. I think these are a great Christmas cookie with clementines in season and all. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/10/2011
LOVE this recipe! I made them for Rosh Hashanah this year and they were such a big hit that I am making them again for holiday cookie exchanges. I am going to use cookie cutters this time to give them a fun holiday feel! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/12/2019
texture improves over time crisp. I want to try altering recipe to keep texture and make chocolate ( not with chips) for my husband. Read More
Rating: 3 stars
08/31/2014
Had a ton of honey from a great year and came across this recipe. It needs something but not sure of what. Maybe rolled in something before baking? If you need a simple bland cookie that won't overtake a coffee or tea not bad. Might try again. Read More
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