Honey Orange Cookies
36
cookies
15 min
PREP TIME
40 min
TOTAL TIME

Ingredients

Cookie

2/3 cup Land O Lakes® Butter, softened

1/2 cup firmly packed brown sugar

1/4 cup sugar

1/4 cup honey

1 large Land O Lakes® Egg

2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 teaspoon freshly grated orange zest

1/2 teaspoon ground ginger

1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg

1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon

Frosting

2 cups powdered sugar

3 to 4 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Heat oven to 350°F.

  2. STEP 2

    Combine butter, brown sugar and sugar in bowl. Beat at medium speed until creamy. Add honey and egg; continue beating until well mixed, scraping bowl if necessary. Add all remaining cookie ingredients; beat at low speed until well mixed.

  3. STEP 3

    Shape dough into 1 1/4-inch balls. Place 2 inches apart onto ungreased cookie sheets. Bake 8-10 minutes or until edges start to brown. Cool 1 minute on cookie sheets; remove to cooling rack. Cool completely.

  4. STEP 4

    Combine powdered sugar and enough orange juice for desired spreading consistency in bowl; mix until smooth. Spread frosting over cooled cookies.

Tip #1

Honey keeps these cookies soft and chewy, making them ideal for the cookie jar.

Nutrition

100Calories
3.5Fat (mg)
15Cholesterol (mg)
65Sodium (mg)
17Carbohydrates (g)
0Dietary Fiber
1Protein (g)

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  December 23, 2017

Our friends gave us some honey from South Dakota on their visit this summer so I was looking for a cookie with honey for their visit this Christmas. I made these cookies and my husband and friends really liked them. The loved the citrus touch.

— says Annette Stockwell
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I did not have any ginger so added extra cinnamon.

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  October 20, 2017

I made this recipe years ago and my granddaughter loves them. I don't frost them. Sent some home with a friend's nephew and before he left the driveway he was eating one. He called out, "send the recipe." I am doing that now! The honey keeps the cookies moist. Freezes well.

— says Dona
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  December 30, 2014

A big hit for Christmas 2014 but added a bit more cinnamon. The kids loved them.

— says Donald
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  February 17, 2013

These cookies are light and delicious and very easy to make

— says Anita D.
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  November 10, 2011

These are terrific cookies. My family asks for them every Christmas.

— says Jen
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