Honey Butter Cookies

Recipe by grandma2969
READY IN: 1hr 7mins
YIELD: 30 cookies




  • to prepare cookies:.
  • beat butter on medium to high speed for 30 seconds -- add sugar, baking soda and 1/4 tsp salt.
  • Beat until combined.
  • beat in honey, egg and if desired, lemon extract until combined.
  • add flour by beating in or stirring in -- until combined.
  • Chill 1 hour or until it is easy enough to handle.
  • preheat oven to 375*.
  • lightly grease a cookie sheet, set aside.
  • on a lightly floured surface, roll dough until it is 1/4" thick.
  • using 2 1/2" cookie cutters, cut dough into desired shapes.
  • place cutouts 1" apart on prepared cookie sheet.
  • bake in a preheated 375* oven for 7-8 minutes or until cookies are golden and edges are set.
  • transfer to a wire rack and cool.
  • frost with honey butter frosting and if desired, top with honey bees.
  • Yield about 30 cookies.
  • to prepare HONEY BUTTER FROSTING:.
  • in a medium saucepan, combine 3 tbls butter and 3 tbls honey.bring to boiling, remove from heat and stir in 2 cups powdered sugar and 2 tsps lemon juice.cool to room temperature.
  • if necessary, add milk, one tsp at a time until frosting is of desired spreading consistency.
  • to prepare HONEY BEES.
  • prepare another honey butter frosting -- then divide in half.
  • tint one half with yellow food coloring.mix well.
  • combine remaining frosting with 1/4 cup melted semisweet chocolate chips.stir in additional milk, one 1 tsp at a time until both frostings are of piping consistency.
  • pipe alternate bands of yellow and brown frosting on top of each cookie.
  • pipe antennae with brown frosting.
  • add slices almonds for wings.
  • to STORE:.
  • place cookies in layers seperated by waxed aper in an airtight container, cover and store at room temperature for up to 3 days or freeze unfrosted cookies up to 1 month.
  • thaw cookies, then frost.