My grandmother has this cookbook which I inherited that says “Always! Keep this cookbook”. Now that I’m older and have a family of my own I’ve returned to this book on several occasions. Most recently, to find my Grandmother’s coveted cutout cookie recipe. Every year, before Christmas, my Grandmother and I would spend an afternoon after school, baking and decorating cookies for our family Christmas gathering.
New baking traditions
Since I became a mom, I started this tradition with my kids. This year, while I was looking through the book for the cutout recipe, I stumbled upon a “Cherry Honey Cookies” recipe. Since I raise honey bees on our farm, bottle and sell their honey, I was interested to try this recipe for myself.
Without further ado, Cherry Honey Cookies courtesy of my Grandmother’s favorite cookbook:
Cherry Honey Cookies
2 c. flour
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt
1 c. shortening
1 tsp. vanilla
3/4 c. Aunt Bee’s Raw Homemade Honey from Mayberry Farms
1 c. quick cooking oatmeal
1/2 c. chopped walnuts
1/2 c. chocolate chips
1/2 c. maraschino cherries, drained and chopped
Combine in a large bowl all but last 4 ingredients. Blend well.
Add 4 last ingredients.
Mix – I used a spatula to mix in the nuts, chocolate chips, and cherries.
Drop in rounded teaspoons on a sheet. Bake at 350 for 10-12 min.
Makes 42-48 cookies.
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