12 Days of Christmas Cookies : Honey Christmas Trees

On the 5th Day of Christmas Cookies we're bringing you golden rings of honey! These rich Honey Christmas Trees are a spin on the classic sugar cookie cut out and instead are light and fluffy. There is so much honey in this recipe that you can smell the aroma from the oven straight to your mouth. 

I loved dusting these in a coating of powdered sugar or adding a drizzle of honey, but they would also be delicious with a glaze coating of icing as well, maybe with a touch of lemon or cinnamon. If you're looking for something with a little twist to bring to your next Holiday Cookie Exchange, this is the recipe for you!

honey christmas trees / heirloomed
honey christmas trees / heirloomed
honey christmas trees / heirloomed

HONEY CHRISTMAS TREES

  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 cup honey
  • 1 tsp lemon flavoring
  • 2 3/4 cups flour
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking soda

Mix shortening, egg, sugar, honey and lemon flavoring thoroughly. Stir together flour, soda and salt separately before blending in with shortening mixture. Chill dough. Heat oven to 375 degrees and roll dough out to approximately 1/4 inch thick. Cut dough into christmas tree shapes and place 1 inch apart on a lightly greased baking sheet. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes. Allow to cool before drizzling with honey and dusting with powdered sugar. Decorate any other way you'd like.

honey christmas trees / heirloomed
honey christmas trees / heirloomed

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