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Honey Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

Honey Gingerbread Cookies Real Food TravelerCookie artist Teri Pringle Wood makes some of the most beautiful cookies you can imagine (see Lee Juillerat’s story “Tulelake’s Cookie Queen”). And she shares her secret recipe for Honey Gingerbread Cookies.

Recipe courtesy of Teri Pringle Wood, aka the “Cookie Queen”

Honey Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

1 cup butter

1 1/2 cup granulated sugar

2 cups good quality honey

With burner on medium-low heat, melt the butter in a medium-size saucepan. Add the sugar and stir until mostly dissolved, pour in honey, stir and heat until very hot and mixture is smooth (Do not boil). Remove from burner.

In a separate bowl, sift together:

2 teaspoons baking powder

4 teaspoons ginger

4 teaspoons cinnamon

1 teaspoon cloves

1 teaspoon nutmeg Cookie Queen Real Food Traveler

1/2 teaspoon salt

Depending on color desired add cocoa powder up to 1/3 cup.

Add to warm butter mixture and stir until well combined. Set aside to cool to room temperature.

Transfer to electric mixing bowl and add:

3 eggs

Mix until combined

Gradually add:

5 cups (1200 gr.) all-purpose flour

When all flour is absorbed divide dough in half and wrap in several layers of plastic wrap.

Store in a cool place for at least 24 hours or up to a week in the refrigerator. If the dough is refrigerated you will need to bring it to room temperature to continue. Pre-heat oven to 375 degrees.

When you get ready to roll and bake, spread out a good amount of flour on the working surface. Unwrap dough and knead flour into dough until the dough is very smooth, pliable and not sticky. Roll out to 1/4″ for most small cookies. I roll a little thicker for larger cookies. Bake 6 minutes, check to see if you have any bubbles , if you do gently smooth with a spat. and continue to bake until done. Total baking time about 9 minutes for medium and up to 14 minutes for a large. Remove to rack, brush with Egg Wash and cool.

Egg Wash:

1 teaspoon of water mixed with 1 egg.



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Lee Juillerat

Veteran travel writer Lee Juillerat lives in Klamath Falls, Oregon, where he works as the newspaper's regional editor. He also freelances for publications such as Northwest Travel, Range and the inflight magazines of Horizon and Alaska airlines. A longtime member of the North American Snowsports Journalists (NASJA), Lee is also co-owner of the web travel publication High On Adventure,

2 thoughts on “Honey Gingerbread Cookies Recipe

  1. Odette Borg

    Your talent and dedication to the finest detail in creating a cookie is truly inspiring.
    How can I purchase your cookies? I live in Burlington,Ontario, Canada.

    1. Bobbie Hasselbring, RFT EditorBobbie Hasselbring, RFT Editor

      Hi Odette,
      Welcome to! Thanks for your kind comments about cookie artist Terri Pringle. Obviously, we don’t sell her cookies on our site and I have no idea if she’s willing or able to ship to Canada. However, I suggest you contact her via her Facebook site and she should be able an answer these questions. Thanks for reading RFT and we encourage you to tell your friends and family. Cheers, friend. — Bobbie, RFT Editor

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