These delicious honey cookies are cut out cookies that are soft and melt in your mouth tender but still sturdy enough to hold their pretty holiday shapes. The caramelized undertones from using brown sugar and a touch of cinnamon take the cookies over the edge. They are so tasty you do not even need the frosting.
And the star flavor is the honey. It gives the cookies beautiful, subtle sweetness and wonderful aroma. And it is all natural as well as an added bonus.
The trick to the most perfect cut out cookie that is a perfect shape is to chill the dough before rolling it out and cutting into shapes, and also chilling the cut out cookies. It might seem like a lot of work and waiting, but trust me it is so worth it in the end. The reason for chilling the cookie dough before baking is to solidify the fat in the cookies. It will take longer to melt while baking, so the cookies will spread less.
With just a handful of basic ingredients and few simple steps you are guaranteed to end up with deliciously buttery, perfectly sweet honey cookies that are also very esthetically pleasing to an eye. You will definitely be a queen of holiday baking if you master this no fuss recipe. But the cookies are also suitable for any other occasions and can be enjoyed year round.