I have been…
Baking. Spicy honey cookies are the essential dessert for our Christmas, but this year I’ve made these already twice in the last 6 days and personally am feeling like I would rather skip sweet stuff at the moment and it’s not even Christmas yet! Maybe that’s for the better…
The recipe is very simple and the result very yummy:
500 g self raising flour
100 g butter
200 g honey
100 g sugar
1 teaspoon bicarbonate of soda
2 teaspoons of ready mixed spices (cinnamon, coriander seed, caraway, nutmeg, ginger, cloves)
grated rind of 1 orange
100 g almonds finely chopped
Preheat oven to 200C°. Grease 2 baking sheets.
Melt the honey, sugar and butter together. Take off the heat and let it cool down. Stir the flour, baking powder, spices and nuts in a separate bowl. Once the honey mixture has cooled down, mix in the eggs. Add the flour, orange rind and mix until blended. Gather mixture into a ball, wrap in greaseproof paper and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
Roll out the mixture about 8-10mm thick. Stamp out some shapes and place them on the sheets. Brush the cookies with the egg yolk. Bake until golden brown, 8-10 minutes.
Nothing too special, but these ended up as a symbolic ‘Thank you’ for our oldest son’s teachers.
And some ended up in my tummy… or quite a few… a lot of them actually. Eh. They are good!
We have now officially switched in to a relax mode.
All is ready, no more rushing. Time to appreciate, time to enjoy. I’ve been very happy.