Monday, September 23, 2013

German Honey Cookies

Every year around this time, I think about Oktoberfest. Since I haven't convinced my husband that we should go back, I figure I'll tempt him with the food. If I planned this better, I should tempt in the Spring. Maybe next year? When I was thinking about what to make, I looked at all the past recipes we have tried. Here are some of the ones listed:
This year I wanted to try something different and found these cookies. Since I like honey, I decided to bake them. These cookies are soft and sweet. They are good and easy to make. I substituted ground ginger for pumpkin pie spice. My theory is the second largest ingredient is ginger in pumpkin pie spice so it works.
German Honey Cookies
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter
1/2 cup honey
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
2 1/2 cups flour

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. 
  3. In a medium saucepan, melt the sugar, butter, and honey over low heat. Allow to cool.
  4. In a small bowl, whisk together the egg, vanilla, baking soda, and pumpkin pie spice.
  5. Slowly, add the cooled honey mixture to the egg mixture.
  6. Add the flour until just incorporated.
  7. Drop about a teaspoon of the batter onto the baking sheet. 
  8. Bake the cookies for about 12 minutes or until golden.
Recipe adapted from All recipes.

One year ago...........................I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes.
Two years ago.........................I made Hot Artichoke Dip.
Did you already know.............
-This year Oktoberfest began on Sept. 22 and will end on Oct. 6.
-Oktoberfest is held at fairgrounds in Munich, Germany.
-Oktoberfest is called kie Wiesn by the locals.


  1. You need to clarify your recipe. You have 2 different directions with 2 different recipes but only list one.

  2. I apologize for any confusion. I hope the instructions are better.