This is a family recipe that I received from my mother-in-law. They were German-Polish farmers in the early 1900s on the eastern Germany-Poland border. This is a chewy, honey-based Christmas cookie. Melt dark chocolate and apply a thin coat to the cookie (as an extra treat)!

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
15 mins
additional:
1 day
total:
1 day
Servings:
20
Yield:
20 cookies
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Ingredients

20
Original recipe yields 20 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in sugar and honey. Bring to a boil; let cool, about 10 minutes.

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  • Whisk flour, cinnamon, and cloves together in a bowl.

  • Mix baking soda and water together in a bowl; stir into butter mixture. Mix in eggs. Add flour-spice mixture; stir until dough is combined. Cover with plastic wrap; refrigerate for 24 to 48 hours.

  • Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C).

  • Roll dough out; cut into cookies and place on a baking sheet.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until edges are golden, 10 to 12 minutes. Cool on the baking sheet for 1 minute; transfer to a wire rack to cool completely.

Nutrition Facts

295 calories; protein 4.6g 9% DV; carbohydrates 57.8g 19% DV; fat 5.5g 8% DV; cholesterol 30.8mg 10% DV; sodium 136mg 5% DV. Full Nutrition
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